The "unflappable" Rena Magdani provides "sound, risk-based advice while being comfortable challenging us in a professional and friendly way," reports a client.
(Chambers & Partners, 2020)
An experienced lawyer, Rena Heads up the Employment Team at our Leicester office. She has over 20 years’ experience of providing commercially-minded employment advice to private and public sector clients.
Rena is recognised as an “Elite Leading Lawyer” in Employment by The Legal 500. She has been ranked as a “Recommended Lawyer” in The Legal 500 since 2011 and as a “Leading Individual” in Chambers since 2012.
Rena has a proven track record in successfully defending clients in complex multi-day hearings. She conducts her own advocacy in the employment tribunal and regularly speaks at seminars.
Rena also provides bespoke training on a variety of HR issues.
Rena is recognised a Leading Individual in both the Legal 500 (2020 edition) and Chambers (2020 edition).
Rena’s work has included a range of contentious and non-contentious matters including discrimination, equal pay, unfair dismissal, outsourcing, TUPE, redundancy, business restructuring programs and providing strategic HR advice. She is recognised as a leading employment lawyer in The Legal 500 and Chambers.
- Advising a Building Society on a restructuring programme involving large scale redundancies and variation to terms and conditions of employment.
- Advising a multi-national security software company on the TUPE implications of off shoring.
- Advising a distribution company on the TUPE implications of winning a commercial warehousing and distribution contract.
- Successfully defending a national powered access company (including the advocacy) in a 5 day disability discrimination claim involving direct and indirect discrimination, and victimisation.
- Advising on the employment aspects of a major corporate transaction involving TUPE and large scale redundancies. Rena advised on due diligence information, warranties and indemnities in the Sale & Purchase Agreement, TUPE consultation obligations and the implementation of collective redundancies following the transfer.
- Providing bespoke training to HR Departments on a wide range of topics including, the Equality Act 2010, TUPE, Implementing Restructures and Reorganisations in the workplace and Handling Disciplinary and Grievance matters.
- Successfully defending a County Council (including the advocacy) in a 7 day sex discrimination and unfair dismissal claim and successfully claiming substantial costs against the Claimant.
- Successfully defending a University in a 7 day Equal Pay case which was worth in excess of £200,000. Rena dealt with all aspects of the claim including advocacy at the hearing.
Transport & Logistics
- Successfully defending a national logistics company (including the advocacy) in a 4 day unfair dismissal claim involving fraud.
- Changes to Employment Contracts and Section 1 Statements from 6 April 2020
- IR35 – Are you prepared? – East Midlands Seminar – 3 March 2020
- Employment Law Review – November 2019
- Employment Review – February 2019
- Employment Seminar: Performance Management – Leicester – 6th March
- Employment Review – July 2018
- Closing the Gender Pay Gap in your Business
- Logistics & Transport Legal Update: Autumn 2017
- Data Protection: the GDPR from an Employer’s Perspective
- Employment Lawyers Association
“Rena has acted for DPD Group UK Ltd for over 17 years. I commenced my duties with DPD Group at the beginning of 2008 and in the time that I have worked with Rena, I have found her to display the utmost levels of professionalism. Her speed and accuracy in response are unquestionable and the advice that she has given to me and my team has been extremely valuable and beyond dispute. I would not hesitate to recommend Rena to any future business partner or company.”(David Poole, HR & Training Director, DPD Group UK Ltd)
“Rena provides excellent professional employment advice to AVG. Her technical knowledge, pragmatic approach and speed of response is impressive. I value the business partnering approach Rena applies and value the quality of the legal support that we receive from her.”(Christophe Francois, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, AVG)
“Rena Magdani is recognised as a skilled advocate, regularly representing clients on equal pay, discrimination and holiday pay claims. Clients admire that her ‘advice is always delivered in an affable and gracious manner, which is most reassuring in difficult situations’.”(Chambers & Partners)
“Rena Magdani offers the full range of employment law expertise but particularly stands out for her advocacy skills. She is described as having a ‘no-nonsense approach and a very commercial style’, and is ‘very good at stripping back the details and looking past the politics’.”(Chambers & Partners)
Rena comes as highly recommended by peers and clients alike. She’s a knowledgeable employment lawyer who is noted for her excellent client service. Once source revealed Rena “provides realistic advice and risk analysis”.(Chambers & Partners)
“Rena Magdani works on both contentious and non-contentious matters, ranging from unfair dismissal and equal pay claims to outsourcing matters. ‘I like her approach to matters. She is no-nonsense and easy to work with’ says a source.”(Chambers & Partners)
“Rena Magdani has always been outstanding, commercial and pragmatic.”(The Legal 500, 2020)
The “unflappable” Rena Magdani provides “sound, risk-based advice while being comfortable challenging us in a professional and friendly way,” reports a client.(Chambers & Partners, 2020)
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