Emily Chalkley, Senior Associate
Emily advises on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious.
AboutEmily 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.
- 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
How to tackle a large Gender Pay Gap
Michael Powner and Emily Chalkley write for People Management on who pays the price for vicarious liability
Michael Powner and Emily Chalkley explain whether an employer should ever be liable for wrongdoing committed by their employees.
Administrators beware where more than 20 redundancies are planned
The case of Palmer has confirmed that an insolvency practitioner in the role of an administrator can be prosecuted.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Canadian toymaker Spin Master on acquisition of iconic Rubik’s Cube®
The Rubik's Cube® became a commercial success after it launched globally in 1980.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Dalton Capital (Holdings) Limited on its sale to Polar Capital Holdings Plc
This acquisition has a strong strategic rationale for Polar Capital with its growth and diversification strategy.
Emily Chalkley writes for SportBusiness on Jess Varnish's landmark employment tribunal case
Emily Chalkley quoted in The Telegraph on Jess Varnish's landmark employment tribunal case against British Cycling
The Score: Employment
This episode focuses on employment issues in sport in light of COVID-19.
Retail Recovery: Employment & Data Protection
In this episode we focus on Employment and Data Protection issues and how to adapt to the current environment.
Update on holiday pay: regular and settled voluntary overtime should be included
The Court of Appeal confirms stance on voluntary overtime in East of England Ambulance Service v Flowers.