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Tapestry Compliance

Employee Share Schemes & Incentives

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What the team is known for

Specialist executive compensation and share plan advice delivered by an expert team. Noted for its experience handling global executive and employee share plans and incentives, and for working with global banks in relation to regulatory issues. Adept at handling tax advantage plans. Client base includes those in the insurance, retail and healthcare sectors, among others. Frequently called upon to advise on corporate governance issues.


Clients consider the team to be "responsive, client-focused, pragmatic and easy to deal with."

"Tapestry utilises its network of local counsel around the globe and it serves as a one-stop shop for global legal advice relating to employee incentive awards," according to interviewees, who also appreciate that the firm is "always responsive to client needs."

Sources recommend the lawyers as they "not only provide the answer to the question, but they also present alternative options and give examples of other companies that have taken a similar approach."

Work highlights

Advised Morgan Stanley on its global incentive arrangements, including awards under its share plan, investment fund-based incentive arrangements and various cash-based long-term incentive and deferral plans.

Notable practitioners

Bob Grayson offers notable expertise handling all forms of share scheme and incentives work for a host of major companies. He excels in global compliance matters.
"He is an excellent and distinguished lawyer." "He is an éminence grise of the practice; he has a world of experience and has seen everything over the years, and he brings a statesmanlike quality to whatever he works on."

Leading companies seek Emma Parker 's advice on the streamlining of their share schemes initiatives or in the setting up of new structures. She is also able to assist with the tax implications of these remuneration plans.
"Her responses are very swift, concise and clear." "She is commercial and sensible in her approach."

Hannah Needle is a legal director and heads the firm's Leeds office. She regularly advises clients on the implementation and execution of incentive plans and employee share schemes.
"She has the ability to distil complex requirements into user-friendly updates and understand company requirements." "She is always available to provide advice when needed, responds in a timely manner and clearly sets out a timeframe by which she will respond."

Matthew Hunter provides remuneration advice to an impressive client base, with a particular interest in the financial services market.
"He knows his subject when it comes to asset manager remuneration." "He delivers on time and to budget and always thinks of all the angles. He is good at keeping us abreast of things and he makes us feel very valued as a client."

Sally Blanchflower assists a client base of major global companies with their share schemes and incentive arrangements.
"She is knowledgeable and pragmatic, and she takes a rounded view of the issues in question." "She is pragmatic and commercial in her responses."

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Tapestry specialises in all aspects of global executive and employee share and incentive plans. We focus on offering the best legal service whilst maintaining our ethos of agile working and value for money. 

We are a business that promotes the benefits of Employee Ownership.  Therefore, in October 2020 we became a fully employee owned business through the formation of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT), embracing our industry. Leadership changes were part of the succession plan.

Our industry-leading team remains one of the largest specialist UK incentives teams. Our talented team of associates gives us the breadth of expertise and experience to match any of the big firms. Our clients also like that over 60% of our lawyers are women; we are leading the drive supporting women in law.

Our specialist knowledge is global incentive plans and we have advised 30%+ FTSE100 companies. We advise many global banks, insurers and asset managers on a broad range of remuneration topics, supporting firms with their global share, cash and fund-based incentive arrangements, as well as compliance with remuneration regulations globally.

We continue developing OnTap, our innovative online database, providing legal/tax information in 150+ countries, helping companies manage share plan compliance. 

We provide the UK’s only professional qualification, ‘Certificate in Employee Share Plans’ (accredited by the Chartered Governance Institute). 


Cooper, Janet (Head of Department)

Grayson, Bob (Head of Department)

Blanchflower, Sally

Blanchflower, Sally

Fallon, Chris

Ferguson, Sarah

Parker, Emma

Parkin, Lorna

Walsham, Carla



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Employee Share Schemes & Incentives

Bob Grayson
Band 3
Emma Parker
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Hannah Needle
Band 4
Matthew Hunter
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Sally Blanchflower
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