Victoria specialises in employment law having done so since qualification and has over 15 years’ experience. She works exclusively in employment and advises on the full range of employment law issues for small to large businesses and employees as well as freelancers/contractors and workers. This includes:
- complex service agreements/contracts
- performance management, disciplinary and grievances issues including difficult terminations and health related issues
- redundancy and restructuring advice, outsourcing and TUPE
- employment tribunal claims – complex unfair dismissal, discrimination, maternity, TUPE and whistleblowing
- settlement agreements and negotiating exit terms and high value settlements.
Victoria acts for clients in a variety of industries including financial services (for example, she was specifically instructed by a senior executive following the Libor scandal in 2014) and the charity, media, professional services and advertising industries.
Victoria also regularly defends and brings claims in the Employment Tribunal and Courts. She successfully represented one of the respondents in the first ever appeal, a seminal case regarding service provision changes under TUPE, Kimberley Group Housing Ltd v Hambley and others, and also the associated case, Clearsprings v Ankers and others. These cases involved over 170 claimants and 12 respondents in relation to the provision of accommodation and support services for asylum seekers for the Home Office.
Victoria regularly contributes to various well known publications and she is also regularly asked to provide expert opinion on the radio. She is also experienced in conducting independent and confidential investigations for employers.
In addition, Victoria trains and provides bespoke programmes for senior managers and HR professionals on all aspects of employment law.