Emma is a leading employment lawyer in Manchester. Emma is a Partner in the Manchester Employment team specialising in all aspects of employment law and employment litigation.
Emma trained in the City and has over fifteen years’ experience. Emma works closely with clients to provide commercial and pragmatic legal advice in relation to a wide range of legal issues.
Emma’s practice is split between Manchester and London and encompasses the entire spectrum of employment work both non-contentious and in the High Court and Employment Tribunal. This includes employment injunctions, applications for springboard relief, claims for breach of confidence and advising on complex and high value employment litigation and all aspects of Employment Tribunal claims. Emma also has experience in restructures and redundancy exercises, restrictive covenants, executive terminations, contractual disputes, protecting confidential information, TUPE and outsourcing and complex employee relations issues. Emma has also completed several advisory projects in respect of assisting employers in defending national minimum wage claims and advising in respect of HMRC national minimum wage audits.
Emma has significant experience of advising clients within the media, financial services, retail and telecommunications sectors. Emma is published frequently in the legal press and is a recognised as a leading individual by the Legal 500 directory. Emma is a regular speaker for the BBC on employment matters appearing on both radio and TV frequently.
Emma joined Clarke Willmott in March 2013 after training at Pinsents Masons in London. Emma spent several years in London working at Addleshaw Goddard before moving to DLA Piper in Manchester.
Successfully applied for a suite of High Court Injunctions including a springboard injunction and a series of preventative undertakings from ex-Directors.
Defended successfully a High Court claim for breach of contract in excess of £3m which settled via mediation.
Defended successfully a High Court claim for conspiracy and theft of confidential information from three former employees.
Experienced in conducting general Employment Tribunal litigation in relation to claims for unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, race discrimination, equal pay and whistleblowing.
Experienced in all aspects of general employment advisory work including dealing with senior recruits and exits, drafting restrictive covenants and advising on restraint of trade, advising on dismissal, disciplinary and grievance issues.
Experienced in drafting post-termination restrictive covenants and enforcing covenants in the High Court.
Experienced in advising in respect of breach of the National Minimum Wage and assisting with HMRC audits.