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Anne-Marie Balfour, Legal Director

Anne-Marie advises employers and senior executives on all aspects of employment law.

Summary

Anne-Marie advises employers and senior executives on all aspects of employment law and manages employment litigation. She advises on employment contracts, bonus and commission arrangements, settlement agreements, redundancy exercises, discrimination and whistleblowing and has particular experience of dealing with maternity discrimination disputes. Anne-Marie also advises on TUPE issues and the protection of confidential information and business interests.

Anne-Marie has particular expertise in employment issues with an immigration angle. She advises employers on balancing their (often conflicting) immigration and employment law obligations.

This includes advising on ‘right to work’ checks, immigration issues on TUPE transfers, avoiding race discrimination when dealing with immigration issues, handling immigration-related dismissals, balancing Tier 2 sponsor licence holders’ restrictions with obligations under employment law and avoiding discrimination in resident labour market test advertisements.

Anne-Marie also advises recruitment sector clients on regulatory compliance, and advises landlords and agents on their new statutory obligations to check tenants’ immigration status.

Anne-Marie is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • Successful conduct of Employment Tribunal claims, including for disability discrimination, sex discrimination, health and safety related dismissals and whistleblowing
  • Successful negotiation of settlement terms for senior executives in employment disputes
  • Advising on the implications and practical application of the TUPE regulations in large commercial and property transactions
  • Advising on and enforcing post termination restrictive covenants in employment contracts, including by High Court injunction
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