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, Post Office and Sainsbury's.
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.
Emma is a regular speaker on a range of employment law issues. She provides in-house training to clients and their HR teams.
- Successfully defending a high value and complex claim for constructive dismissal, disability and sex discrimination against a Charity
- Advising a statutory levy board on TUPE issues relating to the existence of a service provision change
- Advising a social housing provider on a number of employment issues including restructures and redundancies, capability and conduct dismissals and settlement agreements
- Advising the Post Office on a range of employment issues including collective consultation and selection criteria
- Advising employers in the further and higher education sector on a range of issues including redundancies and mergers.
"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."