About
Fiona

Fiona is a highly accomplished Senior Associate with wide-ranging knowledge and expertise in employment law and HR.

Fiona is pragmatic and commercially orientated. She is a tough negotiator and a formidable employment litigator. She focuses on providing practical, solution driven advice, keeping client’s desired outcome at the forefront of her mind at all times.

Fiona is regarded as a leading specialist in her field, regularly presenting at high level employment law conferences. She also writes for various legal publications, assessing and evaluating the implications of the latest legal developments.

  • Defending and providing strategic advice in relation to Employment Tribunal claims
  • Exiting employees and Settlement Agreements
  • Advising on employment status, grievances, disciplinary and capability issues
  • Dealing with long and short term absenteeism, discrimination and flexible working
  • TUPE, redundancies and restructuring
  • Effecting variations to terms and conditions of employment
  • Drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Drafting contractor agreements, Directors Service Agreements and core policies and procedures
  • Acted for a university in ensuring an effective exit strategy for a senior operations manager avoiding high risk reputational damage
  • Acted for recruitment agencies in obtaining undertakings in respect of confidential information and client data
  • Assisted an IT company in dealing with a boardroom dispute and allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying
  • Successfully defended a claim for constructive dismissal and age discrimination based on a variation to terms and conditions of employment
  • 2021 - Present | Seddons, Senior Associate
  • 2020 - 2021 | Seddons, Associate 
  • 2013 - 2020 | DOHR Ltd, Employment Solicitor & HR Operations Manager
  • 2008 - 2013 | The Adecco Group, Employment & Commercial Solicitor
  • 2006 - 2008 | The Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Employment & Commercial Solicitor
  • 2006 - 2008 | Abbey Legal Services, Employment & Commercial Solicitor
  • 2002 - 2004 | Piper Smith Watton, Trainee Solicitor
  • 2001 - 2002 | College of Law, London
  • 1997 - 2000 | Southampton University, LLB Law

Firmwide awards

  • Solicitors for the Elderly
  • British Italian Lawyers Association
  • Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal
  • Legal 500 2019
  • UK Lawyer Top 200 - Listed Firm 2019
  • Chambers 2019
  • Times Best Law Firm 2020

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