Changes to divorce law will come into effect from 6 April. The government is also introducing a new online service to help couples adapt to the changes. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 reforms the legal requirements and process for divorce. The act aims to reduce the potential for conflict amongst divorcing couples by
TestimonialsFaith gave legal advice which was very easy to understand, informative and kept us regularly updated. I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for employment advice.Faith made my matter so much earlier and bearable in difficult and stressful circumstances.Faith gave valued advice when I was becoming overwhelmed and stressed on the legal aspects of my complicated manner, and her kind approach and supportive words throughout was priceless.The personal attention to detail, care for ensuring the best outcome at all times and ease of communication was excellent.Faith Widdowson has always given excellent advice and support, very practical.Legal 500 2022Faith Widdowson provides technical knowledge and understanding of employment law. Her advice is valuable. She gets involved in every step of the case and prepares the case in advance.Legal 500 2022
Faith qualified as a solicitor in the Employment Team in July 2020, having completed her training at Machins.
Prior to joining Machins, Faith studied BA History at the University of Nottingham, before working in investment management for ten years. She went on to study her Graduate Diploma in Law and MA in Law, achieving Distinction awards in both.
Since qualifying as a solicitor, Faith has built an established reputation as a highly knowledgeable Employment law specialist providing exceptional client care. She acts for both individual employees and employers ranging from small family businesses to large PLCs.
As well as providing clients with technical legal advice, Faith gives pragmatic and commercial advice and is commended on her ability to ‘cut through’ legal jargon to give clients clear and robust employment advice.
Specialist practice areas
- Bringing and defending Tribunal claims;
- Discrimination issues;
- Settlement Agreements
Latest news by Faith Widdowson
Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover dismissed one of its employees without following its own absence management procedures. That was the decision of the Employment Tribunal in a case involving Mr V Rumbold who had worked for the car manufacturer since February 1999. In 2018, Rumbold was diagnosed with avascular necrosis disease, which caused his hip
A customer service assistant who said she was told to resign after her employer discovered she was pregnant has been awarded £18,000 after making a discrimination claim. The case involved Mrs N Agarwal and St John Freight System UK. Mrs Agarwal had worked for the company since 2017. The employment offer, in the form of
Are employers liable for their employees’ practical jokes if they go badly wrong? This was the question considered by the court in Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd  EWHC 2613. The background to the claim concerned the Claimant, Mr. Chell, one of a number of sub-contractors, and Mr. Health who was employed by the Respondent.
A school technician who was discriminated against because of his disabilities and unfairly dismissed has been awarded £117,013 compensation. Mr D Walker suffered with psoriatic arthritis, depression and anxiety. He worked at Old Swinford Hospital School from June 2014 until September 2017. He had periods of absence and lateness during 2016. These increased in 2017,
The Administrative Court has made a declaration clarifying that the legal definition of “”employment”” includes people who provide their services on a self-employed basis as an independent contractor. The declaration was made after the Simply Learning Tutor Agency Ltd and eight other similar agencies applied for a declaration that the Employment Agencies Act 1973 does
A heating engineer involved in a dispute with his employer over whether he should be paid for time spent travelling to jobs was unfairly dismissed. That was the decision of the Employment Tribunal in a case involving Thomas Holloway, who worked for Aura Gas from January 2015 until September 2019. He worked 45 hours per