Charlotte is a senior solicitor in our Employment team based in London.
Main areas of practice
Charlotte works on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters for both employers and employees.
Charlotte’s non-contentious work frequently involves advising employer clients on a variety of employment issues throughout the employment life cycle, such as recruitment issues, family leave advice, dealing with grievances and disciplinaries, redundancies etc. Additionally, Charlotte’s work often concentrates on the end of the employment relationship, particularly advising both individuals and employers on their legal position, and assisting with negotiation settlements. Charlotte’s work always focuses on providing clients with commercial, relevant advice and guidance on managing employee relations.
Charlotte also advises and drafts a variety of employment documentation for clients, such as employment contracts, HR policies and GDPR-related documents.
Charlotte’s contentious work involves Employment Tribunal claims, most recently on claims involving discrimination and whistle-blowing, for both Claimant and Respondent.
Charlotte is also involved with employee competition work. This has involved matters from assisting clients on the drafting of restrictive covenants, advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants, through to advising on actions following a breach. Charlotte has recently worked on two successful applications to the High Court for interim injunctions to enforce former employees’ restrictive covenants and affect the return of misappropriated confidential information.
Charlotte has a strong corporate background having previously completed a seat as a trainee in our Corporate team and continues to work in conjunction with the Corporate team contributing on the employment aspects of corporate transactions.
Charlotte read English Literature at the University of Warwick, before completing her GDL and LPC in Bristol. Charlotte joined Blake Morgan in September 2015 as a trainee, completing seats in Succession & Tax, Employment and Corporate, and a secondment to the Nursing and Midwifery Council prior to qualifying in to our Employment and Immigration team.
Insights by Charlotte
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