Louise Martin is a director in our Labour & Employment practice based in our Leeds office.

    Louise joined the firm from an international law firm in 2006 and was appointed director in 2018. She has a wide variety of experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment law. Her key strength is defending Employment Tribunal claims for corporate clients with a focus on managing complex litigation and assisting clients to cope with serial complainers and defend claims.

    Louise is experienced in advising in relation to corporate transactions involving TUPE (including staged TUPE transfers) and re-organisations.

    Louise regularly presents at seminars and training events organised by the firm.

    Louise is also a contributor to our 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.

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    Litigation

    • Advocacy in the Employment Tribunal – conducting preliminary hearings and substantive hearings in respect of a wide variety of employment matters.
    • Defending Employment Tribunal claims for large employers including complex multi-day discrimination claims; claims pursued under the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations; redundancy cases involving arguments relating to pooling/scoring and bumping, including defending a multi-party redundancy complaint involving in excess of 60 claimants and allegations of failure to collectively consult; constructive dismissal claims; and private sector equal pay claims.
    • Advising on equal pay risk and mitigation.
    • Representation and attendance at judicial mediation. 

    Corporate

    • Advising in relation to a complex joint venture arrangement in respect of employee relations issues and TUPE risks.
    • Providing advice in relation to a complex divestment of business assets involving a staged TUPE transfer and employee relations issues arising from the transaction.
    • Advising clients regarding grievances and long-term sickness absence management.
    • Advising on executive service agreement and terminations, including negotiating settlement agreements.
    • Drafting and negotiating the employment provisions of outsourcing agreements in relation to first and second generation contracting out.
    • Advising in on the employment aspects of corporate business acquisitions.

    Education

    • College of Law, Guildford, L.P.C., 2002
    • College of Law, Guildford, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2000
    • University of Birmingham, B.Soc.Sci., 1996

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2006
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