Kayleigh graduated from the University of Sussex in 2018 after achieving her LLB Law degree and joined Barwells as an assistant in the Litigation department. During her time at University, Kayleigh enjoyed the more personal areas of law such as Family Law, Health Care Law and Ethics and undertook an additional Human Rights module during an International Summer School programme at the University of Sussex. Kayleigh also volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau during her final year of university in order to understand and assist clients at vulnerable stages in their lives. This experience allowed Kayleigh to develop her client care skills before embarking on her legal career. Kayleigh has also undertaken legal work experience in London and Gibraltar.
Kayleigh is now a Trainee Solicitor within the Family department based in our Eastbourne office and is currently studying at the University of Law undertaking the Solicitors Qualifying Exams. Upon qualification, Kayleigh shall be a solicitor specialising in Family Law.
In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, socialising with friends, reading and going for walks.
Nobody would dispute that one of the sad repercussions of these difficult months is the fact that a large number of people may find themselves being made redundant or being offered a settlement agreement.
A settlement agreement is an agreement between you and your employer where you give up your right to bring any claim against the employer in exchange for a sum of compensation. In some settlement agreements the compensation sum can be quite high but in others the offer can be relatively modest.
A settlement agreement can cover situations where there is a potential redundancy, disciplinary, or where parties simply wish to no longer work together but the employer wants to comfort of knowing that the employee will never be able to bring a claim against them.
In an ever increasing technologically developing world, and particularly whilst we have all been in lockdown, the use of electronic signature is of course becoming more wide spread. There is a growing area of dispute as to whether a document has actually been signed in the legal meaning of the word. It is of course accepted that when someone signs a document by hand, they understand that they are signing a document, but can the same be said when the document has been signed electronically?