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Employment - East Anglia
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Based in the Cambridge office, Sophie advises a wide range of employers including, in particular, those in the education and technology sectors.
She provides commercial and pragmatic advice on day-to-day employment matters, including redundancies and restructuring, TUPE, restrictive covenants and discrimination.
On the contentious side, Sophie has considerable experience in employment tribunals as well as in the appellate courts and High Court, advising on terminations, discrimination and contractual disputes. She also provides advice to senior employees and has negotiated significant settlement agreements for a number of individual clients.
Sophie is recognised by the legal directories in which she is described by her clients as 'extremely efficient and punctual' and 'clear in her communication, extremely diligent and very timely'.
Sophie has specialised in employment law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2002. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2012.