Amy is a solicitor within the Milton Keynes employment team and advises on a full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters.

Amy works with local and national clients across a variety of sectors including logistics, retail and the higher education sector. Although Amy primarily acts for employers, she also has experience of supporting individuals through settlement negotiations and tribunal litigation.

Amy’s recent experience includes: 

  • defending employment tribunal proceedings, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, unlawful deduction from wages and breach of flexible working legislation claims;
  • advising organisations on day-to-day employee relations matters including disciplinaries, grievances, and sickness absence;

  • reviewing and drafting contracts of employment, handbooks and internal employee policies; and

  • advising organisations on managing and negotiating exits including settlement agreement proposals and terms.

Amy has a particular interest in employee data protection matters and advises on the varied commercial and employment implications in this area. She has extensive experience in assisting organisations with managing data subject access requests and has also advised individuals making a request.

Amy also regularly provides support to the Corporate team within Shoosmiths advising on the employment law aspects of national and global sales, acquisitions and investments.

Amy is passionate about promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and undertakes the role of a Mental Health and Wellbeing Champion at Shoosmiths. Amy is also a current member of Shoosmiths Inclusion Working Group, which aims to promote diversity and inclusion with Shoosmiths. 

Amy trained at Shoosmiths and qualified as a solicitor with the Employment team in 2019. During her training, Amy spent time working in-house on secondment at two large national organisations, which enabled her to gain valuable understanding of our client’s day-to-day working practices.

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