Partner

Employment Law

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Partner

Employment Law

Expertise

Elena has over 18 years’ experience advising clients on all aspects of employment law and HR.  She is recognised as having a dynamic, no-nonsense approach and a real appreciation of the commercial sensitivities arising from employee challenges.

In addition, Elena provides advice on a wide range of issues, including TUPE transfers (domestic and international), redundancies and reorganisations, practical employment issues arising post-acquisition, contracts, contract drafting and amending contracts, restrictive covenants and all disciplinary and grievance issues.  Elena regularly defends her clients in the Employment Tribunal and the High Court. She regularly deals with discrimination and whistle-blowing claims.

Elena also delivers international co-ordination services for lawyers requiring multi-jurisdictional assistance.

Elena advises high net worth individuals with regard to employment disputes of all kinds including ensuring favourable settlement agreement terms are entered into.

Elena Advises

A loyal, and long-standing client base acquired through (i) quality of work and commercial, pragmatic approach (ii) referrals from Kirkland & Ellis and Deloitte (iii) personal business development and bespoke training sessions and (iv) HR referrals.

Elena’s clients are aware that she is there to support and assist them, she goes to great lengths to ensure that they remain one step ahead of the game.

Notable clients include Marubeni, Toyota, Honda, YKK, KPF, CIBT, Gherson, Kayak, and MRI Software.

Experience Highlights

  • Successfully defending multi-million-pound whistleblowing claims
  • Strategically managing significant TUPE transfers followed by large scale restructuring and redundancy projects
  • Introducing new, and enforceable contractual terms to a leading PLC to protect its commercial position
  • Successfully defending high-value age, disability and sex discrimination claims
  • The provision of bespoke HR training

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Fladgate
  • Dundas & Wilson
  • Fasken (Partner)
  • Duane Morris (Partner)

Education

  • Exeter University
  • The London School of Law, Conversion and LPC

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com