Sara Wilson, Legal Director
Sara advises corporate clients across a wide range of sectors in relation to the whole range of employment and HR issues.
Sara advises corporate clients across a wide range of sectors, including retail and leisure as well as small family run businesses and high net worth individuals in relation to the whole range of employment and HR issues. She advises in house counsel and HR teams on issues ranging from recruitment and termination of employment, enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidential information, managing employee performance, family friendly policies, restructuring programmes and business transfers. Sara has wide-ranging experience in defending and bringing claims for discrimination and unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal and defending breach of contract claims in the High Court. She has published material on subjects such as discrimination, data protection, bonuses and redundancies. Sara regularly speaks at internal and external seminars on employment law issues, including the firm’s Managing People Series of seminars designed to give practical advice to HR professionals on handling matters such as sickness and disability, poor performance and equality in the workplace.
Sara is recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in The Legal 500.
- Successfully represented a world-renowned transplant surgeon in a case brought against his NHS employer against his summary dismissal. Client was successfully reinstated into his role and where he continues to undertake pioneering and important transplants for the national health service. Reinstatement is rarely awarded
- Successfully advised on a claim for age and disability discrimination and whistleblowing in the Employment Tribunals
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Apollo Aerospace Components on acquisition of NYK Component Solutions
Apollo is an aerospace and defence supplier.
Sleep-in workers not entitled to NMW for entire shift
A unanimous ruling by The Supreme Court in the Royal Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake and another case.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Harborough Limited and management team of GHL Bank Plc on the sale of GHL to First National Bank of Ghana
GHL, in addition to its retail and corporate banking products and services offering is a leading provider of mortgage financing in Ghana.
Bereavement Leave after loss
The new Parental Bereavement Act 2018 means that from 2020 bereaved parents will be entitled to two weeks’ leave.