Employment, Employees, Employers
- Employment Tribunal Claims
- - Discrimination
- - Whistleblowing
- - Unfair Dismissal
- - Constructive Dismissal
- - Redundancy
- - TUPE
- Employment Contracts, Policies and Procedures
- Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
- Settlement Agreements
- Resolving Employment Disputes
- Restrictive Covenant/Employee Competition Disputes
Louise is an employment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising businesses, charities, senior executives, employees and freelancers.
She is passionate about employment law and is determined that it should work for both employer and employee.
Louise assists employers with contracts, policies, procedures and employee communications as well as strategies for dealing with staff issues as wide ranging as restructuring, redundancy, TUPE, underperformance, misconduct, absence or when employees raise grievances or blow the whistle.
She has a particular interest in cases involving Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination and arising from rights afforded to parents and carers.
Louise sits on the Legislation and Policy Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association, where she co-ordinates responses to government consultations on forthcoming changes. As chair of its Brexit subcommittee, Louise is responsible for co-ordinating the Employment Lawyers’ Association’s response to the Retained EU Law Bill.
Where problems lead to disputes, Louise can help with solutions whether they be exit packages or the robust defence of a claim.
Louise helps individuals with Settlement Agreements or by advising on Contracts of Employment and Consultancy Contracts.
She has dealt with Employment Tribunal claims on behalf of both employees and employers involving almost all aspects of Employment Law including Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Discrimination and Harassment, Whistleblowing, TUPE, Redundancy, Breach of Contract, Holiday Pay and Deductions from Wages. She has also represented clients in the civil courts with employment claims arising out of breach of contract and director duties.
She has represented clients in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal as well as the lower courts.
As a Tribunal advocate, Louise is well placed to give clients early advice on the prospect of success at Tribunal and the merits or otherwise of settlement, as well as ensuring cases are prepared in a way to best present the evidence to the Tribunal Judge.
Louise is also able to advise both employers and employees on the enforcement of restrictive covenants designed to prevent employees poaching clients, prospects or staff.
She provides pro bono advice under the ELIPS scheme at London Central Employment Tribunal, assists LGBTQ+ charity AKT and is Legal Ambassador for campaigning organisation Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts.
Louise’s guidance on HR matters, particularly through the Covid-19 period, has been priceless. Her advice is always timely and measured, with a commercial approach. She has quickly become our outsourced HR legal advisor.Restaurant Owner
Louise has a way of understanding business needs and delivering accurate, tailored and up to date advice, in a down-to-earth manner that makes it easy to understand and put into practice.HR Professional
On the numerous occasions when I have consulted Louise on employment law issues I have been impressed with her expert knowledge and straight forward approach. I consider Louise an important part of our extended team.Small Business Owner
Louise provided me with some advice and produced a number of contracts for me relating to employment. I found her approach to the problem was result driven and the solution provided was of excellent value as well as being dealt with quickly and effectively.Small Business Owner
Louise has advised me on some labor law issues and she was very competent and responsive. She provides sound practical legal advice and I highly recommend her if you need some solid employment law advice.Senior Executive
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