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Amber Ballans
Solicitor
Amber Ballans

Amber is a solicitor in the Employment team and advises on a range of employment and HR issues. Amber also advises and assists in drafting, advocacy and representation in contentious matters.

Amber joined Stephens Scown as a newly qualified solicitor in March 2021 after completing her training contract. She studied law at the University of Exeter and then completed LPC and MSc Masters in Law, Business and Management.

Amber is also a member of the ELA.

Recent examples of contentious work:

  • Assisting with the defence of unfair dismissal claims against a care home
  • Preparing witness statements and assisting on a claim involving a senior employee who was unfairly dismissed following allegations that they set up a business in competition against their employer
  • Assisting with the defence of a disability discrimination claim involving a large retail company
  • Advising a former funeral services employee in a disability discrimination claim
  • Assisting a former senior member of the prison service in an unfair dismissal claim.

Recent examples of non-contentious work:

  • Reviewing and updating contracts and handbooks to ensure they are in line with legal requirements and developments
  • Providing guidance on a wide range of issues including; sickness absence management, dismissals, disciplinary processes, performance management processes, grievances, contracts of employment and handbooks.

Outside of work Amber enjoys keeping fit by walking her dog in the countryside and running.

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