Hifsa has extensive experience in employment matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Hifsa provides advice to claimants and respondents on all aspects of employment law, including unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, TUPE, discrimination and whistle-blowing and has acted for many different clients, including large IT firms, football agents and managers, schools, universities and other large organisations as well as senior directors and managers.
Hifsa started working with Setfords in January 2018 after spending the last few years working in Bristol. Hifsa works tirelessly to ensure that her clients receive the right advice, tailor made to their needs and always strives to get the best deal in any negotiations. Hifsa is practical, solutions-driven and gives sensible, pragmatic advice which provides value for money and is free of jargon so that her clients understand exactly where they stand and what their legal position is.
Hifsa appreciates that employment problems can cause worry for her clients, whether you are an employee or an employer. For individuals, Hifsa advises on Settlement Agreements and can assist with preparation for Employment Tribunal proceedings. For businesses, Hifsa advises on internal grievance and disciplinary matters, redundancies and can assist with ensuring your staff handbooks and contracts are up to date as well as any other employment matters. Hifsa's proactive approach will assist your business to prevent potential problems from arising, saving you time, money and stress.
Hifsa is a member of The Employment Lawyers' Association (ELA).
What our clients say
“Hifsa is very professional, courteous, and efficient. My case was completed very quickly and she explained everything in language that was easily understood. Her manner was extremely polite and friendly and she gave me the impression that my case was always her top priority. I recommend her unreservedly. ”
- DO'S, December 2018
“I was going through a very difficult disability discrimination issue at work and was trying to tackle the early conciliation and possible employment tribunal myself. I contactedHifsa and she thoroughly investigated the history of my case and provided me with detailed advice and guidance with regards to how to proceed. She kept me informed at all stages of her investigation and during the process of liaising with my employer. At the point where it was coming close to the cut-off to initiate my employment tribunal she sent a very powerful negotiation letter to my employer. This meant that I received A settlement figure that I was extremely pleased with. I did not need to go to employment tribunal which removed a lot of stress. Not only did she negotiate the settlement sum but go through the settlement agreement for me to ensure that there wasnâ€™t anything in there that could negatively impact me in the future. I would highly recommend Hifsaâ€™s services as I donâ€™t believe that I would have received such a brilliant, stress free outcome without her assistance. Thanks Hifsa”
- LT, April 2018
“Hifsa O'Kelly, Senior Consultant Solicitor, was very professional and very friendly. From the beginning she has offered high standard advice and information. Highly recommended.”
- Anonymous, March 2018
“I would like to take the opportunity and thank Hifsa for all her efficient and extremely professional assistance with my employment settlement case. She has gone beyond her working hours to ensure this is being completed within given particularly tight deadline, which I greatly appreciate. Furthermore, her extraordinary lead and sound experience in such cases helped to successfully liaise and communicate with my employer that gave a successful outcome to all parties. I greatly appreciate her dedication providing me with up to date feedback for the case on the daily basis as well as patience with me, which was crucial as I was traveling during the given period. I would certainly recommend Hifsa and her professional assistance to anyone looking for a reliable representative. Should I require any further legal assistance, I will be happy and confident using her service again.”
- KG, January 2018