Background

Allison joined Thomas Mansfield on qualification in 2019 after training at international law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP in London, where she spent four years in total advising and acting for major healthcare, commercial, and financial services clients. However, before studying law she spent several years as a labour union campaign strategist in the US, giving her a highly pragmatic and strategic approach to advising both employers and employees. She regards herself as a problem-solver first and foremost and is able to quickly grasp the key elements of a dispute or problem. She studied English at University College London, and the GDL and LPC at The University of Law.

Experience

Allison has experience in a broad range of employment law work, from defending claims in the employment tribunal to advising employees on their restrictive covenants and drafting written HR policies. She has a particular interest in achieving solutions to complex disputes.

Areas of expertise include:

Employers

  • Defending and resolving employment tribunal claims and other disputes
  • Advising on dismissals and disciplinary and grievance procedures, including appeals
  • Advising and taking action on post-termination restrictions and confidentiality clauses
  • Advising on redundancy and the Transfer of Undertakings
  • Advising on all aspects of discrimination law
  • Advising on worker and employment status
  • Drafting contracts, handbooks, and policies

Employees

  • Advising on and negotiating severance packages and settlement agreements
  • Advising on disputes, grievances, and dismissals, including employment tribunal and other legal claims
  • Advising on whistleblowing, discrimination, victimisation, and harassment
  • Reviewing and advising on contracts of employment, including for senior executives

Memberships

The Law Society, Employment Lawyers Association, and Industrial Law Society.