Lucy Leonard-Davies Associate

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Contact Details

Lucy is an employment lawyer in our Cardiff office and assists both private and public sector clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Lucy advises on the full range of HR issues, both contentious and non-contentious. This includes managing disciplinary and grievance issues, the management of sickness absence and issues arising under the Equality Act 2010, business restructure and redundancy, terminating employment, employment status, the drafting and negotiation of settlement agreements and the drafting and review of employment policies and procedures and contracts of employment.

Lucy has experience in representing clients in the defence of Employment Tribunal claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay and whistleblowing.

Lucy regularly takes part in providing training for clients and HR professionals on a range of employment issues.

Significant experience 

Health & Social care

Advising LHBs and NHS Trusts on employment related matters and defending employment Tribunal claims.

Local Government

Handling multi-million pound equal pay litigation and advising local authorities on the implementation of single status and new pay and grading structures and changes to terms and conditions of employment.

Defending Employment Tribunal claims for unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and pregnancy/maternity discrimination.


Providing HR advice to Higher Education institutions, including advice in relation to disciplinary and performance issues.

Retail and Leisure

Lucy provides advice to a number of retailers and brands on a variety of issues including redundancy and re-organisation exercises, changes to terms and conditions and sensitive disciplinary and grievance issues.

Lucy has defended a number of Employment Tribunal claims for clients in the retail/services sector.


Articles by Lucy

The relevance of previous incidents in disciplinary investigations


The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently considered whether previous incidents, which did not lead to disciplinary action, could be referred to in an investigation report that led to an employee's dismissal for gross misconduct.

What is the law on breastfeeding mothers?


A recent tribunal case has made clear employers' responsibilities in accommodating breastfeeding mothers.

The legalities of preferential benefits


Lots of companies use benefits to reward loyalty and commitment among their employees however, there are legal implications that need to be taken into consideration. Lucy Leonard-Davies comments in HR Magazine. Read the full article here.

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