Antonia is an experienced employment lawyer having advised across all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, for over 20 years, including proactively managing Employment Tribunal claims and providing pragmatic advice on a broad range of HR issues such as serious disciplinary and grievance matters, discrimination complaints, business reorganisations, executive severance issues, union related matters, the application and effect of TUPE as well as negotiating warranties and indemnities for business transfer agreements and outsourcing projects.
Now working as a Professional Support Lawyer supporting the Firm's National Employment Team, Antonia keeps a careful watch on developments in employment legislation and case law, regularly writing articles for the Shoosmiths' website as well as external publications in order to keep clients up to date. She also writes and presents webinars and bespoke training sessions for clients.
In addition, Antonia also helps to develop both internal and external systems to better enhance the client experience and supports the development of employment related products to meet clients' needs.
Recent work handled by Antonia includes:
- preparing and facilitating the series of national employment webinars covering topics from furlough and redundancy to handling senior exits as well as the On Demand client update webinars;
- writing numerous articles for the Firm's website on developments in the furlough scheme as well as writing articles for the Employment Law Journal; and
- inputting into the Firm's client guides, including the legislation tracker, the business support measures guide and the business continuity guide.
Antonia trained at Veale Wasbrough Lawyers, Bristol before joining Shoosmiths in Nottingham as a newly qualified solicitor in 1999. She moved to DLA Piper in Birmingham where she was promoted to associate in 2005, but re-joined Shoosmiths in 2007 and was made legal director in 2018. She moved into the Professional Support Lawyer role in late 2019.