Choy Lau

Senior Associate

Employment Law
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Choy advises businesses and individuals on all aspects of employment law. Her clients cover a range of sectors including Legal Services, TMT, Health Services, Marketing, Manufacturing and Hospitality.

She is valued by her clients for being a strategic thinker and creative problem solver, with the ability to distil complex legal concepts into plain English and offer clear achievable strategies.

Her practice is a mix of contentious and non-contentious work, representing both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal.

She advises on a full range of employment law matters including, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, grievances and disciplinaries, redundancy, restructuring and recruitment, TUPE and works on employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Recent Experience

  • Advised on COVID-19 related issues including drafting furlough agreements, return to work measures and consultation.
  • Advised a company in relation to changing terms and conditions of employment for shift workers, including collective consultation obligations.
  • Represented a Managing Director in respect of claims for unfair dismissal and race discrimination.
  • Advised a company on TUPE obligations in a business acquisition.
  • Reviewing and updating employment documentation for a company.
  • Advised a company in relation to collective consultation for mass redundancies and redeployment arrangements.

Career History

Choy joined the firm in June 2021. She trained at a Legal 500 national firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2008. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.


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