Pinsent Masons

Employment Department

Yorkshire
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What the team is known for Prominent employment law service engaged by regional, national and global clients including many FTSE 100 and 250 groups. Broad sector experience that includes healthcare, financial services and retail, as well as notable strength in sports-related matters. Adept at handling sensitive industrial relations issues along with whistle-blowing cases, unfair dismissal and exit negotiations for senior executives.

Strengths An impressed client notes: "They are very professional, organised, proactive and offer a breadth of support across all legal specialties."

Another source reports: "They are commercially minded and get us excellent results."

Work highlights Successfully supported a FTSE 250 company, with a business-critical investigation into National Minimum Wage compliance by HMRC.

Notable practitioners


Jon Fisher
is a seasoned employment law practitioner with wide-ranging expertise covering TUPE-related matters, union relations and senior hires and exits. He also helps to guide clients through equal pay audits.
"My experience working with Jon has been outstanding. He is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, pragmatic and straightforward to work with.""He is extremely commercial and has a real understanding of the law."


Sarah Ashberry
is praised for handling a range of employment matters, with notable strength advising on contentious matters. She covers all types of disputes including claims involving allegations of gross misconduct or discrimination.
"She is a great lawyer; she is very robust in her approach, she gives excellent advice and she challenges our thinking in an effective and nice way."