Crystal Boyde

Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Outsourced HR and Employment Law Support


Crystal has specialised in providing support to clients in need of Employment Law and HR-related advice since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2013.

Crystal has extensive experience in dealing with employers and employees in all areas of employment law, from internal issues such as disciplinary and grievance procedures, redundancy, and TUPE advice to Acas Early Conciliation and Employment Tribunal litigation. She has worked with clients from a variety of industries ranging from retail and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and beauty, to charities, schools, and sports clubs.

Crystal has a particular interest in advice regarding family-friendly rights and managing long and short-term absenteeism.


  • Discipline and grievance procedures and disputes
  • Unfair and constructive unfair dismissal claims
  • Restructuring, redundancy, and transfer of undertakings issues
  • All forms of discrimination including disability, race, sex and religion
  • Employment contracts, handbooks, and workplace policies
  • Without Prejudice / S111A negotiations and Settlement agreements
  • Family friendly rights
  • Wages and working time issues
  • Whistleblowing
  • Managing mental health in the workplace
  • ACAS Early Conciliation


  • Legal Practice Course (BPP Law School, Leeds) – Commendation
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Leeds Metropolitan University) – Commendation
  • Business Studies Degree (Nottingham Trent University Years 1 & 2 / Leeds Metropolitan Year 3)


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