Emily Matthews

Solicitor

Employment




T: +44 (0)20 7395 3042
ematthews@wedlakebell.com



Expertise

Emily acts for both employers and employees, advising on contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.

Emily advises on a variety of day to day employment law issues, helping employers and employees to manage their employment relationships, from drafting employment contracts, service agreements and consultancy agreements to advising on performance management issues, grievance and disciplinary procedures and negotiating settlement agreements and severance terms.

Emily acts on contentious matters, including advising clients on claims in relation to discrimination and unfair dismissal. She also advises on dispute resolution before a claim reaches the tribunal.


Recent Experience

  • Advising a technology company on the termination of a senior employee;
  • Drafting a consultancy agreement for a global business;
  • Advising an international company in relation to a grievance involving allegations of race discrimination;
  • Defending a religious discrimination claim which settled on favourable terms for our client; and
  • Advising an individual on their exit from a global retail company and negotiating the terms of their settlement agreement.

Career History

Emily trained with Wedlake Bell and completed seats in the firm’s Employment, Private Client, Construction and Pensions and Employee Benefits departments. She qualified as a solicitor in 2017.

Emily studied English Literature and History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. After completing her undergraduate degree, she went on to take the Graduate Diploma in Law and then the Legal Practice Course, which she passed with distinction.

Prior to starting her training contract, Emily worked as a paralegal for a City Law Firm.


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