As a solicitor, she divides her time between employment law and data protection – and is an expert in both.
After completing her law degree at the University of Exeter, Emma completed her training contract at a large commercial firm with offices in Cambridge, London, and Singapore.
Qualifying as a solicitor in September 2011, she joined Prettys in January 2012.
She was made an Associate in 2015 and become a Senior Associate in 2018.
In April 2022, Emma was promoted to Partner.
Emma is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (IAPP CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
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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.
She advises on all employment and human resources related matters, such as restructures, performance management and discipline and grievance matters.
She also advises on sickness absence, pay and benefits and employment policies and procedures.
As a data protection expert, Emma advises clients on a range of issues, such as 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.
Emma said she enjoys working as an employment and data protection solicitor.
“Employment law, is always evolving because it involves people,” she said.
‘’However with the ever changing data protection landscape, this is an area that requires continuous updates, and is a subject I am very keen to develop my skills in".
In her free time, Emma enjoys spending time with her family, going on holidays and walking her dogs.
- defending multi-day tribunal claims involving claims for whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal;
- advising a large retail client on the enforceability of restrictive covenants;
- advising a large not-for-profit on TUPE; and
- assisting numerous large organisations with settlement negotiations and documentation.
Emma has also advised on working time, holiday entitlement and holiday pay and has delivered in-depth training on all aspects of employment and HR to a variety of clients.
Emma’s recent Data Protection work includes advising numerous global organisations on international data transfers, including preparing the relevant documentation.
Emma has also assisted with subject access requests for a variety of clients and advised on the implementation of CCTV systems.