Susie has over 10 years’ experience advising businesses/employers and individuals on all kinds of employment issues and disputes. She works closely with HR and business managers to provide timely, commercial advice on people issues.
She also acts for individuals (including senior executives/directors and more junior employees) in need of employment law advice. As well as helping employees navigate their legal rights and options, she aims to provide effective, outcome-focused advice and guidance.
She has experience across a very broad range of sectors including retail, construction, commodities trading, banks and charities, acting for both companies and individuals.
Susie has particular specialisms in:
managing complex grievances and disciplinaries, often navigating discrimination aspects;
exit negotiations and settlement agreements;
restructuring programmes and redundancies;
ACAS conciliation and defending Employment Tribunal claims (including claims of employee/worker status);
negotiating TUPE/employment aspects of business transfers and outsourcing;
delivering bespoke training.
Through her involvement with international legal networks, she also has extensive experience advising overseas organisations on the employment law aspects of expansion into the UK.
Her clients know me as plain-speaking, pragmatic and determined.
College of Law London GDL and LPC (Distinction)
University of Warwick BA Hons 1st class
Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors, Partner – November 2018 to present
Howard Kennedy LLP, Associate and Senior Associate – January 2013 to October 2018
Finers Stephens Innocent LLP, Associate – September 2006 to January 2013
Procter & Gamble, Senior Manager Consumer and Market Knowledge – September 1998 to September 2004
“At a time when I was a little uncertain about how to proceed Susie AQ was a professional and dependable confidante. I would thoroughly recommend her if you need someone in your corner guiding your thought process and making course corrections as appropriate. Many thanks Susie”
“At a time when I was a little uncertain about how to proceed Susie was a professional and dependable confidante. I would thoroughly recommend her if you need someone in your corner guiding your thought process and making course corrections as appropriate. Many thanks Susie”
“Susie was most helpful and professional throughout. Excellent service and highly recommended.”
“Susie was top class from our first call to our last. She provided real reassurance to me that areas I didn’t understand or wouldn’t have considered were been captured and dealt with, and was always available and took time however simple or trivial some of my doubts may have been! Would highly recommend her.”
“I wanted to thank you Susie for the outstanding service you provided while working on this case. Your clear explanations made it so easy for me to understand all the intricacies of the document I was going to sign.” Mr B, London
Most HR managers at some point in their career will have to deal with employee misconduct involving the police and a criminal investigation. Here are some of the key legal and practical points to keep in mind when faced with this situation and the business is looking to you to take action (and more often than not end the employment). Please note that there may also be sector specific rules and regulations which apply but this is outside the scope of this blog and separate advice should be taken.
We wanted to see how Dads are faring in the workplace in terms of legal rights and protections.Statutory paternity leave gives Dads two weeks’ paid leave from work (statutory pay only), although their employment contract may entitle them to more than this.