About Faith

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;
  • Whistleblowing;
  • Redundancy;
  • Settlement Agreements

Testimonials

Faith 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.

Latest news by Faith Widdowson

£117k awarded to technician dismissed over mental health issues

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,

Definition of employment ‘includes self-employed contractors’

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

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