Michelle Kemp

Michelle Kemp

Partner & Head of Employment
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Michelle Kemp

Partner & Head of Employment

Michelle is an experienced employment lawyer, specialising in both contentious and non-contentious employment law and HR matters, acting primarily for employers.


Prior to joining Frettens, Michelle was a partner in two specialist employment law firms for a total of almost 14 years; after qualifying in 2006. She advises in relation to all employment issues that may arise during recruitment, the employment relationship and termination.

Michelle is a keen advocate, representing her clients in Employment Tribunals across the country.

She acts for a wide variety of clients across different sectors, including retail, hospitality, manufacturing, finance, education, healthcare and communication.

Michelle listens and understands each client’s needs, priding herself on becoming part of each client’s team and providing commercially astute and pragmatic advice.


  • Representing clients in the Employment Tribunal
  • Discrimination
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Managing poor performance and attendance
  • Managing short and long term sickness absence
  • Redundancies and restructuring
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment
  • Drafting and advising on enforceability of post termination restrictions
  • Directors’ Service Agreements, employment contracts and staff handbooks
  • Family friendly rights including managing flexible working requests
  • TUPE
  • Settlement agreements
  • In house training for managers, including Equality and Diversity training


When not at work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and running in the forest (the wetter and muddier the better!). She loves spending time by the ocean, enjoying any water-based activities. Michelle loves going on holiday, and a good night out.

  • It was a great pleasure working with you and thanks for all your speedy responses and helpful input.  

    Bradholme Limited