Sally is a Partner in the Employment Group, and heads up the Employment team in Leeds.

As an Employment Lawyer with over 13 years' experience, Sally works closely with clients to provide straight-forward, practical and commercial advice on a wide variety of employment issues, drawing upon the experience she has gained during two client secondments (one to British Airways Plc and one to Asda Stores Limited).
This includes advice in relation to recruitment, service agreements, executive terminations, discrimination, TUPE and outsourcing, redundancy and change management, restrictive covenants, complex grievance complaints and industrial relations issues.

Sally's key specialism, however, is employment litigation, acting for private and public companies on a variety of complaints including contractual disputes, claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and equal pay. She has also defended claims in the Appellate Courts and has experience of ACAS arbitrations and negotiating settlement agreements.

As an experienced account manager, Sally works with our Head of Clients and Markets in the management of one of our key client relationships and so understands the value our clients place on a first class "back office" service.

She regularly gives training and talks and contributes to the press. She is a core member of the Firm's Retail & Consumer and Transport sector groups and runs various sector-based events and seminars. She is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Women in Rail.

Education

  • Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cheshire
  • Geography & Economics BA Hons, Leeds University (First Class)
  • CPE, York College of Law (Commendation)
  • LPC, York College of Law (Distinction)
  • Year qualified: 2003