Since qualifying as a solicitor, in 2006, I have specialised in employment law with a particular focus on high value and complex discrimination claims. I advise both employees and employers.
My employee clients range from company directors and senior executives to junior employees. I regularly defend individuals who are subject to performance reviews or are facing allegations of misconduct and have secured reinstatement for individuals dismissed for gross misconduct.
I have a particular expertise in conducting complex workplace discrimination claims involving sex, maternity, race, and religious discrimination and have secured numerous high-value settlements against large multinationals, including financial institutions and PLCs. I also advise on unfair dismissals, contractual disputes and restrictive covenants.
I regularly negotiate termination agreements on behalf of my clients. When doing so my focus is to maximise the settlement sums whilst minimising stress to my client.
My employer clients have ranged from large companies to SMEs, charities and NGOs. I advise on policies and procedures. I take a common sense yet thorough approach when guiding employers through capability procedures, grievances and disciplinary proceedings and robustly defend legal claims in court. I offer training to companies on a wide variety of HR issues, such as best practice in recruiting, disciplining and dismissing employees. I also advise companies on how to handle grievances and steps to take to protect the organisation from complaints and legal claims from staff.
I have been recommended in the independent legal directory Legal 500 as: ” ‘Very sympathetic and understanding’ senior associate Homa Wilson, who is ‘always one step ahead of the game’, handles complex director disputes, acts in whistleblowing claims, and negotiates high-value settlements’.”
“I worked with Homa who was excellent in advising me in my settlement agreement – highly recommend and extremely quick!”
“It’s very hard to put into words how thankful I am for your guidance and support through-out the dispute process and of course reaching a good outcome. Looking back matters progressed pretty quickly, but during it every day felt like a 100 years to me – your patience and balanced assessment helped so much. If in the future there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would not hesitate to recommend you in the highest terms.” Ms M, Company Director
“I’ have had three cases with HJA, and would not hesitate to use them again. The service has been excellent, the outcomes have been positive, and I have been kept fully informed of the process and my options. I would not hesitate to use them again, or to recommend them to anyone else.”
“I had a great experience dealing with Homa Wilson, thank you again for your support and your efficiency dealing with my case – I would highly recommend, and already have, the firm and especially Homa”
“Went to Hodge Jones and Allen after having employment issues. Got to see Homa Wilson who is very efficient and very easy to talk to. Made me feel so at ease and turned a document around in such short notice that it saved my job. Excellent work, totally recommended.”
“I was accused of gross misconduct by my employers. I immediately searched for a Solicitor with significant experience and expertise in employment law, a friend recommended Homa. Homa’s strategy enabled me to not only successfully defend the allegation of gross misconduct but to also secure a substantial financial settlement from my employers. Homa was amazing, she was reassuring, approachable and caring. She really knows her stuff. I am incredibly grateful to her.”
“Homa was recommended to me by a good friend and work colleague on hearing about the difficulties I was going through at work at the time – I am so glad he put me in touch with her. During what was a very stressful period in my life, Homa advised me every step of the way and above all made absolutely sure that I was totally clear at all times as to where I stood legally and what action needed to be taken. Homa formulated a clear strategy in order to deal with the matter, which resulted in a very positive outcome for me both personally and financially. If anyone has an employment issue I totally recommend they speak to Homa Wilson as soon as possible.” Mr M, Buckinghamshire.
“I came to Homa for advice when I was put at risk of redundancy. She was fantastically helpful and friendly, and I am so appreciative of how much time she spent explaining the various issues to me, so that I thoroughly understood my legal position. She advised what I should do at every step of the way and in a short time helped me to achieve a great settlement package. I would recommend Homa without hesitation!” Sarah Brown, London
“I was at risk of immediate dismissal and accused of gross misconduct when I came to Homa for help. Within a month she achieved a brilliant compensation package for me. My calls and emails were responded to very promptly, I was always kept updated about the progress of my case. She showed genuine care for me and guided me through a difficult and stressful situation. I am very grateful and impressed by the level of professionalism she displayed. Wow!” Ms S, Essex
King’s College London – LLB/Law
The College of Law – LPC
Partner at Hodge Jones & Allen (2018 – present)
Senior Associate at Hodge Jones & Allen (2016 – 2018)
It can be daunting to be told you are at risk of redundancy. In such circumstances, it is helpful to understand what your rights are, as well as, your employer’s obligations towards you.Redundancy can be a lawful reason to terminate someone’s employment. However, just because an employee is told she is being made redundant, does not mean that a dismissal resulting will be automatically lawful.
For some employers, trying to work through a fair disciplinary procedure can be likened to navigating a minefield. However, the importance of following a fair procedure should not be underestimated by employers as to not do so may lead to an employee having a legitimate claim for unfair dismissal. This situation may even arise when the employer’s initial concerns about an employee are justified.
Towards the end of last year, the Government Equalities Office announced a fund of £600,000 to help vulnerable women return to work, by providing assistance to those who have experienced issues such as domestic abuse and mental health problems.The government also recognises that women with caring responsibilities are significantly disadvantaged. Usually, women are disproportionately borne to caring responsibilities, whether for children, elderly or disabled relatives. As a result of this, around 1.8 million women in the U.K. are economically inactive - more than eight times the number of men in the same position.