Emily is an employment lawyer who advises clients on contentious, non-contentious and advisory matters. She is also a member of the firm's Safeguarding Unit, working with clients in a wide variety of advisory and litigious scenarios, with particular experience in the education and religious sectors.
Emily has a diverse employment practice advising both employers and senior executives.
In her employer work, Emily is experienced in a wide range of HR matters, including contractual issues, large-scale investigations, settlement agreements and TUPE. Her litigation experience includes acting for clients in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, as well as advising on restrictive covenant issues. Emily has assisted clients across sectors including retail, charities, legal, education, and religious organisations.
Emily also advises clients on a full range of safeguarding issues, including the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), civil claims relating to non-recent abuse allegations, and recent allegations (including low level concerns and peer on peer abuse). She regularly advises independent schools on matters including HR issues, parental complaints, pupil matters, and DEI.
In her employee work, Emily advises senior executives on negotiating entrance and exits, including issues relating to post-termination restraints, unfair dismissal and discrimination.
Emily also advises on partnership law, advising LLP members and LLPs, partners and partnerships, often in the context of contentious matters.
Emily qualified as a solicitor in 2016.