Kerry Viner is a solicitor in Osborne Clarke's specialist recruitment sector team, which focuses on advising users and suppliers of contingent workforce arrangements in the UK and internationally.
Alongside recruitment industry experts Frances Lewis, Kevin Barrow and Deepa Parekh, Kerry's team advises on recruitment process outsourcing, supply chain risk, workplace tax, liability and insurance aspects, as well as the regulatory issues faced by recruitment businesses.
Kerry has also advised on the employment/worker status issues, VAT on staffing supplies and recruitment business acquisitions. Kerry regularly speaks at industry events including those held by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies and Recruiter magazine. She advises digital businesses and staffing companies on the use of social media in recruiting and has worked on a white paper for the Government on this topic.
Kerry was involved in consultations with the UK Government about employment legislation affecting the use of temporary and contract staff. Kerry qualified as an employment law solicitor before joining Osborne Clarke in 2010 to focus on legal issues specific to recruiting.
Kerry is the original author of the "Agency workers" section of the employment law manual relating to the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.