Lianne Payne

Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Employment Litigation

Lianne Payne is our Specialist Employment Law Solicitor and is the Head of Employment Law at Askews Legal LLP.

Lianne has over 12 years’ experience as a specialist employment solicitor, advising corporate clients on a broad range of employment law issues, including TUPE transfers, redundancies, settlement agreements and exit strategies, complex disciplinary and grievances matters, post termination restrictions and Employment Tribunals claims. Lianne is also very experienced in drafting bespoke contracts of employment and staff handbook policies and procedures.

Lianne regularly speaks on various employment law topics in the local area and provides training to the Firm’s clients as well as guest lecturing for some of the region’s leading Universities.

Lianne was previously a Partner at De Marco Hunter Solicitors, a niche employment law practice, based in Coventry. She attended Finham Park School in Coventry, before undertaking a Degree in Law & Criminology at Keele University and carrying out her post graduate studies in Bristol. Lianne trained with Penmans Solicitors in Coventry.

Lianne is passionate about competitive sports, homemade crafts, Christmas and all things Roald Dahl. When she isn’t working, she can be found teaching Taekwondo, playing Netball, holidaying in the Isle of Wight or spending time with her children. Lianne also has a keen interest in the local property market.

Lianne works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and can be contacted by email on her non-working days.

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03:38 20 May 22
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13:16 19 May 22
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11:53 19 May 22
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14:08 11 May 22
I engaged the services of Miss Reardan, Askews Legal LLP, to help me reach a divorce related financial agreement acceptable to the court. This included the completion of a financial order and gaining approval of that order by the court. I dealt with the court directly on other aspects of the divorce. Miss Reardan was happy to work with me in this way.All my dealings with Miss Reardan were during the pandemic which meant we never met face to face, mostly communicating by email, letters and the very occasional telephone conversation after an initial video call. This worked very well. I found the advice given by Karen to be clear and very helpful. Questions were generally answered promptly, the very few exceptions occurring when she was supporting other clients in court which is totally understandable and acceptable. The pension on divorce expert engaged by Miss Reardan to calculate an appropriate pension split was equally efficient, cooperative and clear in their communication and final report.Miss Reardan and other Askews staff have always been very polite, straight forward and supportive towards me. Payment was requested and paid monthly, with an updated estimate every month showing what the likely overall spend would be. I found this worked well with no shock at the end.I employed Askews Legal LLP services after seeing an advert saying they specialised in the financial aspects relating to divorce. Overall, I am very pleased with their services and would recommend them to others in similar circumstances to mine.
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