Tabitha specialises in all aspects of employment law and represents organisations and senior individuals in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Tabitha advises clients across a wide range of sectors, including private businesses, schools and universities, charities and financial services firms. Her advisory work for employers includes advising on complex grievance and disciplinary procedures, equality and discrimination issues, performance management, TUPE issues and settlement negotiations. She provides support on day-to-day HR and employee relations issues and delivers training to clients on employment and equality matters. She also advises on employment issues in connection with corporate and property transactions.
Tabitha regularly advises senior employees, including directors and partners, on all aspects of employment matters. She assists with negotiating clients’ contracts, advising on incentive arrangements and post-termination restrictions. If during their employment clients make or are faced with complaints, she provides support and guidance through internal processes and investigations. At the end of the employment relationship, she advises on negotiating departure terms and – if negotiations are not successful - supports clients with litigation (if necessary).
Tabitha’s litigation experience in the Employment Tribunal includes high-value discrimination and whistleblowing claims, including interim relief, as well as team move cases and issues involving post-termination restrictions in the High Court. She also supports clients in discrimination cases brought before the First Tier Tribunal.
Tabitha regularly writes articles for the Employment team’s WorkLife blog and has written about employment law issues for other publications, including the Employment Law Association Briefing, Employment Law Journal and Law in Sport. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Industrial Law Society. Tabitha enjoys advising clients pro bono at the Mary Ward Legal Centre.