Emma has significant experience in providing strategic and commercial advice on employment law issues whether as day-to-day HR support or defending tribunal claims. She has provided employment advice to a wide range of employers in the private and public sectors including B&Q, Historic England and Post Office.
As part of the panel for a leading international insurance organisation, Emma has dealt with a large number of claims brought against the insured employers, achieving successful results, whether at tribunal hearings or by obtaining a withdrawal of the claim or agreeing a low settlement at an early stage.
In addition to Emma's contentious work, she advises on a wide range of employment matters including redundancies and restructures, mergers and acquisitions, employee shareholder status and drafting contracts, service agreements, policies and settlement agreements.
- Successfully defending a statutory levy board in a TUPE claim relating to a service provision change in both the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal
- Obtaining a strike out of a disability discrimination claim and two deposit orders in an unfair dismissal claim at a preliminary hearing for an Academy
- Obtaining a withdrawal of a disability discrimination claim at an early stage in proceedings for a large PLC
- Obtaining a withdrawal of an unfair dismissal claim at an early stage in proceedings for a social housing provider
- Achieving many low commercial settlements at an early stage in proceedings
- Successfully defending many lengthy and complex unfair dismissal and discrimination claims against employers in the public and private sectors
- Advising the Post Office on a range of employment issues including collective consultation and selection criteria.
"A high degree of customer focus"
"Particular expertise in defending complex discrimination claims"
Chambers 2016 states that Emma "is prompt, has endless patience and really goes the extra mile to look after our interests".
Emma is recognised in Chambers 2017 as an "Associate to Watch" and for her work on contentious employment matters, acting for clients in the financial services and insurance sectors. Previous editions of Chambers refer to Emma having "a high degree of customer focus" and "particular expertise in defending complex discrimination claims."