Chantelle qualified as an Employment Solicitor in March 2020, after completing her training contract with Herrington Carmichael.
Chantelle has also undertaken the role of Media & Communications Representative for the Surrey Junior Lawyers Division Committee. She works alongside the Social Media & Publications Representatives to promote their events and ensure maximum turnout.
Chantelle graduated from the University of Law, Guildford in 2015 with an Upper Second Class Honours in Law. She completed the Legal Practice Course and a Master’s Degree in 2016, attaining a Distinction. Chantelle’s Master’s Degree was focused on Employment Law and, in particular, the implications of imposing Employment Tribunal Fees.
Experience | Key projects
Chantelle has worked on a number of high-profile projects: –
- Successfully representing a respondent, corporate entity and attending a five-day final employment tribunal hearing on a racial discrimination matter
- Working closely with senior members of the team on big TUPE projects
- Drafting handbooks and policies for a national house building company and various other corporate clients.
Chantelle also has frequent involvement in HR related work including, but not limited to, internal disciplinary investigations and processes, drafting and reviewing employment contracts for employees and self-employed contractors and has extensive experience on advising on settlement agreements.
Interests and Hobbies
Chantelle enjoys spending time with her friends and family, travelling whenever possible and going out for meals, enjoying the occasional glass of wine.
Chantelle was amazing, super quick and efficient with her replies.
Chantelle was a delight. She was very helpful, patient and quick to respond. Nothing was too much trouble…
Chantelle was so conscientious in explaining everything to me and yet she listened carefully to my thoughts and instructions. Most important for me was that I felt that my case was handled by a ‘safe pair of hands’. There were no sleepless nights, no worrying about what should be done, no need to chase … it was simply great service, start to finish. Many thanks, indeed. I really do appreciate everything your law firm and Chantelle in particular have done for me.
I would like to say thank you for your help in our case. Me and my wife were extremely stressed before contacting you. After you took over all stress and worries had gone. We forever thankful and definitely we would recommend Harrington Carmichael to everyone…
Legal Insights by Chantelle DeFilippis
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We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.