Louise Brenlund

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Louise leads the Employment Law Team.

Louise advises on all aspects of English employment law and related human resource issues, mainly acting for employers but also taking on complex, high-value employee claims work. Louise prides herself on being client-focused, providing clear, pragmatic and strategic commercial advice, and working together to find solutions.

Louise regularly presents webinars and speaks at business conferences. Louise also enjoys providing workforce and management training on a range of employment law topics and bespoke training packages.

Louise qualified as a Solicitor in 2005. Prior to joining Warners, Louise worked for a large regional firm for almost 13 years and, before that, with a niche practice in London. She has worked with specialist sectors, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, education and healthcare, with clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Louise has represented clients in court since 1996 as a court clerk, then specialising in personal injury claims and appearing on behalf of clients in the Small Claims Court. Her litigation work now involves a variety of employment law cases from half-day to multi-day actions as well as multi-party cases.

Louise has spent time on secondment to a large public sector organisation and, more recently, to a large construction business. This has given Louise invaluable insight into legal issues from a client’s perspective and enabled her to gain a thorough understanding of the challenges that companies face on a daily basis.

Louise has a keen interest in the education sector and has worked with maintained, independent and faith schools as well as single and multi-academy trusts. Louise also has volunteer role experience as a governor at a UTC and is currently a Trustee at the Rivermead Inclusive Trust. She is also an active member of the local business community and contributes through her work as Vice-Chair of the Steering Group of the Rochester Business Guild and works closely with Mid-Kent CIPD to provide employment law seminars and webinars.


  • Advising a school on a parental complaint, including working closely with the Head and making recommendations in working with the LADO and ESFA. Responding to threats by the parent of reports to ESFA and media and requests for documentation, also advising the Head on a potential action against the parent under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
  • Assisting a multi-national construction company in an unfair dismissal claim that was successfully defended but then appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Louise advised the client on tactics and compliance with process, as well as working with a barrister to obtain the best outcome for the client.
  • Acting for freight and distribution specialists in a claim for breach of TUPE involving the Trustee in Bankruptcy acting on behalf of the Claimant. Louise successfully had the claim struck out for being scandalous and/or vexatious in that the proceedings had been conducted in an unreasonable manner. The claim was not actively pursued.
  • Working with a school in relation to complex disciplinary proceedings, which resulted in the employee being dismissed and referred to the TRA and DBS. This was further complicated by subject access requests being made by the employee and her partner.
  • Advising a school in relation to an employee accused of sexual offences against a child, which was complicated by separate criminal proceedings and cross multi-agency working and considerations.
  • Working with an NHS Trust on a claim for constructive unfair dismissal with actions spanning back over a two-year period involving various employees. The claim was successfully defended at the Employment Tribunal.
  • Supporting the Corporate and Commercial team, acting on behalf of the sale of two limited companies (family businesses) to the UK’s leading home flooring retailer advising on the TUPE aspects of the transfer of staff and service agreements.

Recognition and Memberships

  • The Law Society
  • The Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Governance Association
  • Rochester Cathedral Business Guild
  • Recognised in Legal 500 2022- Recommended lawyer
  • Winner of the KCFA Deal of the Year Awards 2023

Fantastic experience from start to finish

Thanking Louise and her team for their smooth handling of my case from start to finish Slick professional service the whole way through Thanks again!

A Recent Client
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You have been the most wonderful support to us

Headship is not for the faint-hearted and can be a lonely business sometimes and I can honestly say that you have been the most wonderful support to us. There have been many moments over the past few years when I am not sure what we would have done without your guidance and support. Louise, it is difficult to exaggerate the extent to which you are valued by us and I am so incredibly grateful to you for everything you have done for us.

Headteacher at a Co-Educational Secondary Academy

Responsive, efficient, clear and very personable

Louise was excellent; always responsive, efficient, clear and very personable. A pleasure to deal with.

Very good advice and was always prompt

I found Louise to be very professional but also made you feel she cared about how you were progressing. She gave very good advice and was always prompt. She explained everything very well, so everything was easily understood.

Rapidly assessed the situation

Louise rapidly assessed the situation and assisted in ensuring that the final Settlement Agreement was concluded effectively.

Determined but good-humoured manner

It was great having you on our team. The client and I are extremely grateful to you and your colleagues for representing us in such a determined but good-humoured manner. All of you have unconditionally been there for us and responded so swiftly. Couldn’t have got through all this without you and the gang by our side.