Emma Ferdinando Solicitor

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Contact Details

Emma is a Solicitor in our Employment and Pensions team based in Southampton. Previously, she has worked on insurance backed Employment Tribunal claims for both employees and employers.

Main areas of practice

She assists clients with bringing Employment Tribunal proceedings against their employers and or defending claims made by employees. This can involve seeking to negotiate settlements between the parties before proceedings commence or reach a final hearing. Claims could be for unfair dismissal, wages, holiday and discrimination.


Emma's clients include individuals wishing to bring claims against their former employers and employers, who can range from sole traders to large organisations.


Articles by Emma

Recent British Airways Court case did not take off but appeal will fly


Do the rules of your pension scheme ensure that the Trustees have to seek your consent before making changes to the rules? Our pensions expert explains.

Public sector pension reform


There have been two recent Employment Tribunal cases in which the Tribunal had to decide whether transitional provisions attached to reforms of a judicial pension scheme.

When can you fairly dismiss for ill-health?


Recent guidance will be helpful for employers when considering the tricky issue of dismissing for long-term ill health absence.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Suspicious sales, secret surveillance and the Spanish supermarket

Video surveillance at work is a considerable intrusion into private life and it is important to weigh up the right to privacy as provided for by article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights against the need for the surveillance.

Enforcing gender pay gap reporting?

With less than 3 months to go until larger employers must publish their gender pay gap, Kevin Lau, a senior solicitor in the employment team at Blake Morgan LLP looks at the latest developments and what employers and HR professionals need to know.

Non-compete clause unenforceable as it included a restriction on holding a minor shareholding in a competing business

Restrictive covenants are a useful tool for employers to protect their competitive edge and to reduce the risk of 'star employees' leaving to join competitors.However, failure to draft them carefully can leave both employer and employee in limbo.

Guide: Our workplace mediation service

Do you have conflict in the workplace that takes up your valuable time and has a damaging effect on team performance?

Immigration Compliance Audit Service

Blake Morgan is one of the few larger law firms that offer an immigration compliance audit service. We are well placed to do so, drawing on our immigration and commercial expertise.