Kuba is a Practising Consultant in the Employment and HR team, based in Carlisle.
Kuba graduated in law from the University of Durham in 1975 before joining Cumbria County Council as a trainee solicitor in 1976. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1978 and continued to work for Cumbria County Council until joining Burnetts in 1991.
He became a Partner at Burnetts in 1994 and continued as a Partner until standing down in 2018. He was Head of Employment for a number of years, as well as Head of Service (Commercial). Kuba continues with the firm in a full-time capacity as a Practicing Consultant in his expert field of employment law.
Kuba originally gained a wide spectrum of experience of employment law whilst with the local authority. The Port of Workington is unique in being wholly owned by a County Council and Kuba was for some ten years the solicitor responsible for the commercial work of the Port, including all employment matters. He was also responsible for providing advice in relation to the Education and Social Services sectors of the County Council, including the many employment issues arising.
On joining Burnetts, Kuba successfully used his considerable experience and expertise to expand and develop the work of Burnetts, both in the private and public sectors. His broad base of private and public sector clients included large companies and major academic institutions. He is a highly experienced and respected employment tribunal lawyer, having represented clients in employment tribunal proceedings on a national basis wherever clients have required. Over the years, the demand for his services has seen him represent clients in employment tribunal proceedings as far apart as Glasgow and Bristol, in addition to his more regular venues of Manchester, Newcastle and Carlisle.
Kuba’s work embraces all aspects of employment law. He has, in particular, developed a specialism with regard to discrimination issues, most notably, in the difficult and complex area of disability.
An accomplished speaker, Kuba has chaired or spoken at a number of conferences over the years, as well as being an organiser of conferences and training events.