Carolyn Brown - DAC Beachcroft

Carolyn Brown's Expertise


Carolyn Brown

Carolyn specialises in employment law.

She has over 8 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors including public and private sector. Her key clients include NHS Foundation Trusts, Local Authorities and Telecommunications and IT providers.

Carolyn provides practical day to day advice on a range of employment matters including: TUPE and redundancies; disciplinary proceedings; performance management; and sickness absence.

Carolyn also represents respondents in Employment Tribunal and civil court proceedings in relation to all areas of employment law including: unfair dismissal; unlawful discrimination; breach of contract; breach of WTR; and equal pay. 

In addition she: reviews and provides clients with practical advice on employment contracts, policies and procedures; delivers training to managers and HR professionals; and, conducts independent investigations.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Conducting advocacy in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal for a large PLC in an unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and personal injury claim.
  • Conducting an internal whistleblowing investigation for an NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Advising Local Councils on TUPE transfers of staff between the public and private sector.
  • Delivering training on redundancies and collective consultation to a PLC, and supporting their HR function with a large-scale restructure.
  • Advising the in-house legal team of three police forces in relation to sex discrimination and whistleblowing detriment claims brought against their Chief Constables.

In addition, Carolyn is an active member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.

Carolyn is recognised by clients for her pragmatic approach – “Carolyn Brown is our contact; she is knowledgeable, has a thoughtful and considered approach, is calm and clear and doesn’t use jargon. We feel that we are in a safe pair of hands when being advised by her and the team”. [HR lead at an IT company]



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