Provided by Lisa Mayhew
Lisa Mayhew became Co-Chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner with Therese Pritchard in April 2018, and was re-appointed alongside Steve Baumer in January 2020. Previous to this, Lisa was Berwin Leighton Paisner's Managing Partner.
Lisa's practice focusses on employment law. Lisa is known for successfully defending employers in large and complex employment disputes. Her work has typically been at Boardroom level, for example acting on executive hires and severances, discrimination proceedings, cases of whistleblowing, or on major corporate transformation initiatives. Work of this nature is always highly sensitive, has significant reputational ramifications and typically involves substantial, 7-figure sums.
While keeping clients out of court is often the first priority, Lisa has represented clients in the High Court or at Employment Tribunals over 50 times. In all cases, Lisa has focused not just on winning, but in achieving the right outcomes for the client and protecting their reputation, based upon an appreciation of the publicity and regulatory aspects of each case. Lisa’s clients have included eight of the world’s largest banks plus other FTSE-level or large private companies in sectors such as retail and energy. Lisa completed in-house secondments at Merrill Lynch and John Lewis Partnership.
Lisa Mayhew is global co-chair of BCLP.She demonstrates notable expertise in the representation of major financial sector clients across the full spectrum of employment work.