Miriam Lampert is a partner in our Employment Practice, based in the London office. She advises a wide range of UK and non-UK based corporate clients across a variety of sectors, including Technology and New Media, Media and Marketing, Recruitment and Financial Services on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious.

A Hebrew speaker, Miriam is head of the firm’s Israel group and has significant experience of advising Israel clients on employment issues globally, as well as acting as a central point of contact for them in respect of their broader legal needs. Miriam is an active member of UK-Israel Business and is also a member of the management committee member of the HR Forum of techUK, the UK technology trade association. Miriam’s particular expertise includes advising on:
  • Practical aspects of the Transfer of Undertaking Regulations/ARD, including drafting and negotiating TUPE/ARD provisions in commercial agreements.
  • Employment-related issues on mergers, sales, acquisitions and private equity and venture capital-backed transactions.
  • The planning and implementation of redundancy and change management programmes, often with multi-jurisdictional or international aspects.
  • Employee competition issues, including the enforcement of restrictive covenant and confidentiality obligations.
  • Complex disciplinary, performance management and grievance issues.
  • Managing ill-health and stress in the workplace.
  • Executive recruitment and severances.
Miriam regularly represents clients on claims brought in the Employment Tribunals and has particular experience of acting for employers in relation to complex discrimination and whistle-blowing claims. She also frequently runs training workshops and seminars for clients and contacts of the firm.
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  • Leading a 15-office cross-jurisdictional Employment team, advising a UK plc on the employment issues arising from the sale of part of its operations across the EMEA region.
  • Advising a range of media and marketing agencies on the practical and contractual implications of the Transfer of Undertaking Regulations/ARD in relation to numerous client service contracts, often on a multi-jurisdictional basis.
  • Advising a NYSE-listed technology company on the EMEA employment aspects of its acquisition of the assets of a finance sector research business. 
  • Advising a UK plc recruitment consultancy on the enforcement of restrictive covenant obligations against numerous of its former employees.
  • Advising various Israeli technology companies on employment issues in relation to their operations around the world.
  • Leading a global contract roll out for senior employees of a marketing services conglomerate, working with local counsel in over 20 countries to produce senior level employment contracts which were consistent in terms of brand and content, to the extent permitted by local law.
  • Acting for a bank in relation to a number of claims of whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal and race discrimination.
  • Advising numerous clients on the conduct of complex and commercially sensitive disciplinary and grievance investigations and procedures.
  • Advising a marketing agency on the successful implementation of various collective redundancy programs.
  • Advising a global healthcare communications company on the acquisition of a marketing communications consultancy business. 

Education

  • College of Law, London, L.P.C., 2000
  • College of Law, London, Postgraduate Diploma, Law, 1999
  • University of Cambridge, Jesus College, M.A., 1998

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 2002

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Employment – employers and senior executives
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Employment: employers
  • Recognized as a leading individual in the field by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers 2014.
  • Contributor to the Squire Patton Boggs Employment Law Worldview blog, which aims to interest and educate, stimulate discussion, provoke and sometimes just to amuse with global insight into practical and legal HR issues relevant to employers everywhere.
  • Recognized in Chambers Global 2015 as a leading international expert on Corporate/M&A, Israel (Expert based abroad) and UK (Foreign expert)

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