Shehnal advises both employers and senior executives in contentious and non-contentious employment matters. She assists clients in employment litigation and provides guidance in relation to workplace investigations such as complex grievances and disciplinaries.
Shehnal advises schools, universities, charities, businesses and individuals. She provides general day-to-day advice in relation to disciplinary and grievance procedures, policy reviews and regular reviews and drafting of employment contracts and settlement agreements and handbooks. She often advises individuals in relation to the terms of their settlement agreements.
Shehnal has experience in the education sector and advises clients on safeguarding issues, including handling safeguarding crises, parental complaints and special educational needs. She also has experience handling discrimination claims in the First Tier Tribunal. Shehnal has also advised clients involved in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
Her approach to her work is calm, thoughtful and client-focused and she always seeks to consider the individual needs and sensitivities of clients.
Shehnal is a member of ELA’s Race Equality Committee and also leads the Race Equality Taskforce within the Safeguarding Unit. She volunteers with the Mary World Legal Advice Centre’s employment clinic and mentors young people through the IntoUniversity Scheme.
Shehnal qualified into the Farrer & Co Employment team in September 2016