Phillippa Canavan is a lawyer in our Labor & Employment practice based in our London office. Phillippa advises clients on contentious and non-contentious employment law.

    She has particular expertise within the agency sector, and was seconded in-house to Hudson Global Recruitment Company for an 8-month period. During her training contract, Phillippa has also worked in our Birmingham office and a former associated office in Turin, Italy.

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    • Successfully managing, advising upon and defending Tribunal claims of unfair dismissal, victimisation, race discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, equal pay and unlawful deductions from wages.
    • Advising on a range of day-to-day employment-related issues including disciplinaries, grievances, family friendly issues, data protection requests, equality issues, redundancies, absences from work and poor performance.Advising upon the termination of employment of senior executives.
    • Advising upon the practical implications of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which came into force in October 2011, as well as providing business solutions and revised contracts.
    • Conducting a comprehensive review of clients' terms and conditions of employment and a complete range of employment related policies and procedures.
    • Advising on the enforcement of existing restrictive covenants on ex-employees and preparation of new restrictive covenants.
    • Negotiating TUPE terms in a commercial agreement between an agency and a major supermarket chain.
    • Advising upon the collective consultation process when attempting to change employees’ terms and conditions.
    • Coordinating and obtaining advice from numerous jurisdictions in order to provide practical advice on complex and sensitive issues.
    • Drafting employment warranties and exploring employment related risks involved in corporate transactions.


    • Cardiff University, L.P.C., 2004
    • University of Exeter, LL.B., 2003


    • England and Wales, 2007

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