Heather Marsh is a director in the Labour & Employment Practice based in the Manchester office. She advises on a broad mix of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Heather has considerable commercial and practical experience having worked in-house for nearly a decade.

Heather regularly advises on significant transformation, restructuring and outsourcing projects that have employee impacts, as well as changing terms and conditions, redundancy and TUPE. Heather is experienced advising at board and executive level; she has advised on many aspects of senior appointments and terminations, including bespoke reward arrangements. Heather has a particular interest in complex, sensitive and high-value employment litigation, including multi-claimant and appellant cases.

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  • Specialist advice for a large-scale restructuring programme, which involved the design and implementation of more than 1,000 redundancies and changes to employees’ terms and conditions.
  • Successfully defended a multimillion-pound individual employment claim, which included allegations of whistleblowing, equal pay and associative disability discrimination.
  • Successful defence of a multiple claimant bonus claim in the Employment Tribunal.
  • Advice in relation to a trade union recognition dispute where two unions sought sole recognition.
  • Experience interpreting government guidance and drafting associated employment policies (including during the COVID-19 pandemic).
  • Advice to general counsel and chair of the Remuneration Committee on terms for executive appointments and terminations to ensure alignment with a remuneration policy.

Education

  • Manchester Metropolitan University, L.P.C., 2004
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Postgraduate Diploma, 2003
  • University of Leeds, BA (Hons), 2002

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 2006

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Trustee of Co-op Group & Co-op Bank Pension scheme, 2016-2019
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