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What the team is known for

High-quality advisory work for an international client base, combined with renowned strength in employment litigation. Advises clients on remuneration regulations and senior executive exits, with experience acting on high-value employment tribunal and High Court cases. Acts for an enviable roster of clients from the financial services sector. Well suited to advise on cross-border matters. Frequently handles sensitive investigations on behalf of employers.

Strengths

One client reports: "They grasped the issues very quickly and provided pragmatic advice which resulted in an outcome that we were very happy with."

Interviewees praise the solicitors for being "all over the strategy and the details."

Sources say: "They are seriously impressive and they get great results."

Work highlights

Successfully defended Astrea in the Employment Appeal Tribunal against four claims involving unfair dismissal, breach of contract, and TUPE. This included successfully resisting the claimants' application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Notable practitioners

Jean Lovett offers notable expertise for clients in the financial services sector. She covers a variety of work including employment disputes, regulatory issues and governance matters.
"Jean Lovett is fantastic; she is calm and measured and turns her hand to anything." "She is phenomenally good; she is practical, pragmatic and unflappable."

Jillian Naylor is called upon to represent employers in a range of sensitive issues including disputes, dismissals and investigations. She is experienced in whistle-blowing and discrimination claims as well as TUPE-related issues.
"She is really excellent. She is exceptionally good at focusing on clients' needs and makes sure they get a strategic outcome."

Nicola Rabson draws widespread acclaim for her work representing employers across the full spectrum of employment issues. Her wide expertise includes handling sensitive internal investigations. She acts as global head of Linklaters' employment and incentives group.
"She's so experienced; she gets right to the nub of the issues quickly. She is very clever and I really like her high level of emotional intelligence." "She is pragmatic, she knows when to dig in and when to let go, and she understands what an individual needs."

Sinead Casey handles a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters for major clients. Her expertise spans whistle-blowing claims and regulatory investigations. In addition to her fee-earning role, she also acts as a member of the firm's corporate and social responsibility programme.
"She is highly knowledgeable, skilled, pragmatic, very easy to deal with and able to engage very effectively with any level of our organisation." "She is extremely experienced at advising financial services clients and she is very knowledgeable."

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Overview

The Employment practice at Linklaters is part of the Global Employment & Incentives group. It delivers the highest standards of quality to clients, wherever they do business, across a range of sectors and industries. Clients instruct the Employment practice for their most challenging, reputationally sensitive and high-profile people related issues. The practice maintains a strong balance across strategic advisory, transactional and contentious advice across the full range of employment and incentives issues, and is regularly instructed on business mandates concerning culture, governance and crisis management.

Employment

Linklaters

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Location

One Silk Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2Y 8HQ

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Employment: Employer


Jean Lovett
Band 3
Jillian Naylor
Band 5
Nicola Rabson
Band 1
Sinead Casey
Band 5