Marlene is an experienced employment lawyer who has specialized solely in this area of law for more than 15 years. Her strength lies in advising and representing those who find themselves facing Employment Tribunal or Court proceedings arising out of work place disputes. She is skilled in the settlement of contentious employment disputes. In particular Marlene regularly acts in Public Interest Disclosure/Whistleblowing and complex sex, maternity, race and disability discrimination cases. She has recently represented employees in two claims in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Marlene also has experience of successfully representing employees who face injunctive proceedings following the alleged breach of post termination restrictions and the alleged theft of confidential information. She is also a qualified lecturer and carries out work place training in the area of employment law assisting businesses with day to day employee issues.

Marlene also carries out non contentious employment law work such as corporate support in relation to employees when businesses are transferred or sold. She also regularly drafts employment contracts and service agreements and has assisted a number of Senior Executives in the oil industry negotiate exit and salary/benefits packages. She is passionate about assisting in the development of sound and effective employee relations within work places with the objective of maximizing, growing and retaining the potential and skills of employees.

  • All manner of employees including doctors, teachers, social workers, solicitors, senior executives, retail/hospitality/restaurant workers and young workers
  • SME directors and business owners
  • Achieving a significant settlement at the Employment Appeal Tribunal  for a doctor who was dismissed for “whistleblowing” whilst outside of UK territorial waters
  • Achieving a very significant settlement for a public sector employee in a complex sex discrimination/dismissal claim
  • Successfully challenging insurers in relation to Legal Expenses Insurance Cover
  • Representing employees successfully after their claims had been rejected by other firms or their trade unions.

Education

  • Queens University  Belfast MSSc
  • College of Law – London

 

Previous Law Firms

  • Fruhman Davies Livingstones Soicitors ( later merged with Glaisyers Solicitors LLP in late 2013)
  • Whittles Solicitors
  • Rowley Ashworth Solicitors
  • Thompsons Solicitors

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