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Emily Chalkley

Senior Associate

Emily advises on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious.

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Emily advises on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. She has experience in dealing with and settling Employment Tribunal litigation, including unfair dismissal, discrimination on the grounds of age, sex and disability, part-time working and unlawful deductions of wages. She also assists on High Court matters. Her non-contentious experience includes day-to-day HR support to corporate clients, drafting and advising on a wide range of employment contracts, consultancy agreements and company policies and procedures. She also advises in relation to post-termination disputes with former senior executives and regularly advises on settlement negotiations and severance terms. Emily has considerable experience advising on sex discrimination and equal pay cases for senior females working in the financial services sector.

Emily also has experience advising on corporate transactions including share sales/purchases, asset transfers, service provision change and supporting the corporate team with due diligence and TUPE advice.

Emily has written articles for various employment law and HR publications and provided commentary for the mass media. She is also involved in pro bono schemes such an employment advice line.

Emily is a champion of EmployAbility (a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting graduates with all disabilities into employment and graduate roles) and has sat as a panel member at a number of events. Within the firm Emily is an active voice on the Diversity Committee. In 2016 Emily was voted Young Surrey Businesswoman of the year by Surrey Chamber of Commerce and in 2017 Emily was appointed as the junior representative on the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) Management Committee.

Emily is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Advising and negotiating settlement packages and severance terms for senior executives and directors
  • Advising on TUPE and employee related matters for corporate acquisitions
  • Acting for large plcs, defending unfair dismissal, discrimination and unlawful deductions of wages claims
  • Advising and drafting employment contracts, consultancy agreements and company policies and procedures
  • Advising both employers and employees on matters relating to employee restrictive covenants

Our thinking

  • Emily Chalkley writes for The Times on how best to use employee influencers

    Emily Chalkley

    In The Press

  • Supreme Court offers reassurance to administrators where large-scale redundancies are necessary

    Jana Billington

    Insights

  • Pro bono assistance to form charity supporting former Afghan interpreters in British Army

    Sarah Farrelly

    Insights

  • Emily Chalkley writes for The Evening Standard on the Goldman Sachs equal pay settlement and potential for future claims

    Emily Chalkley

    In The Press

  • Hugs, harassment and HR policies: Employment issues in the Succession workplace

    Emily Chalkley

    Insights

  • International Secondments cross-border considerations

    Emily Chalkley

    Insights

  • The Sunday Times quotes Emily Chalkley on risks in employees using social media

    Emily Chalkley

    In The Press

  • What’s new in employment law podcast: The year ahead in 2023

    Nick Hurley

    Podcasts

  • 2023 – What is on the employment law horizon?

    Nick Hurley

    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys acts for Maitland Medical Services Ltd on its acquisition of Soma Health Limited

    Emily Chalkley

    News

  • How to tackle a large Gender Pay Gap

    Emily Chalkley

    Quick Reads

  • Michael Powner and Emily Chalkley write for People Management on who pays the price for vicarious liability

    Michael Powner

    In The Press

  • Administrators beware where more than 20 redundancies are planned

    Emily Chalkley

    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Canadian toymaker Spin Master on acquisition of iconic Rubik’s Cube®

    Daniel Rosenberg

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Dalton Capital (Holdings) Limited on its sale to Polar Capital Holdings Plc

    Charlie Ring

    News

  • Emily Chalkley writes for SportBusiness on Jess Varnish's landmark employment tribunal case

    Emily Chalkley

    In The Press

  • Emily Chalkley quoted in The Telegraph on Jess Varnish's landmark employment tribunal case against British Cycling

    Emily Chalkley

    In The Press

  • The Score: Employment

    Darren Bailey

    Podcasts

  • Retail Recovery: Employment & Data Protection

    Caroline Greenwell

    Podcasts

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