Emma qualified as a solicitor in September 2011 and joined the Employment Services Team at Prettys in January 2012 after completing her training contract at a large commercial law firm with offices in Cambridge, London and Singapore. She was made an Associate in 2015 and became a Senior Associate in 2018. Since early 2018, Emma has split her time between employment law and data protection law, building up her reputation as an expert in both of these areas. Emma has also recently obtained her CIPP/E qualification in data protection.
Emma advises a range of public and private sector clients within a variety of sectors (including healthcare, transport and logistics, not for profit, finance and property) on all employment and human resources related matters, such as restructures, discipline and grievance matters, performance management, sickness absence, pay and benefits and employment policies and procedures.
Emma also advises a wide range of clients in respect of data protection issues, including legislative compliance, policy documents, subject access requests and data breaches. She also delivers training sessions on a variety of both employment and data protection related topics.
In her free time, Emma enjoys spending time with her family, holidays and walking her dogs.
- Advising a not for profit organisation on various disciplinary and grievance matters, including in relation to allegations of discrimination against senior members of staff
- Advising an insurance company on the enforceability of restrictive covenants
- Defending a high profile client against claims for discrimination and harassment in the tribunal
- Advising an international finance services company in respect of all aspects of their data protection compliance
- Assisting a distribution company in relation to the closure of one of its international offices
- Advising a global services company in respect of transfers under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 and the various employment issues arising from this
- Employment Law
- Human Resources
- Data protection
- Tribunal claims