Louise joined the firm’s Employment and Dispute Resolution team in early 2012. She was made a Senior Associate in 2017.
Louise advises employers, employees, workers, self-employed individuals on all aspects of employment law, with particular emphasis on the resolution of contentious issues through negotiation or, where necessary and appropriate, via the Employment Tribunals and/or Civil Courts. This includes managing the Tribunal/Court process from the outset and conducting settlement negotiations. Louise has a particular specialism in claims involving dismissal, discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing and breach of contract.
Louise is proficient in drafting and advising on all employment documentation to include employment contracts, service agreements, consultancy agreements, staff handbooks and settlement agreements as well as casual, fixed-term and part-time working agreements.
She regularly provides clients and HR professionals with strategic advice and support in relation to all employment queries, policies and procedures involving the workplace including recruitment, performance management, disciplinary, grievance, flexible working, absence management, family leave, IT and communications and restructuring/redundancy consultation. She advises clients with regard to all phases of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) process to include their statutory obligations and changes to terms of employment. Louise also advises in relation to bonus/commission arrangements, confidentiality obligations and post-termination restrictions.
Louise has experience in general commercial dispute resolution having been involved in disputes ranging from high value debt collection to the enforcement of personal guarantees and professional negligence. She also has experience of insolvency proceedings.
Louise was admitted as a Solicitor in February 2010 and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.