Caroline Noblet is based in our London office, with more than 30 years of experience as an employment lawyer, advising global companies in the FTSE 350 and those headquartered in the US and Asia. She has always worked internationally, leading multipractice teams working on local and multijurisdictional HR projects.
Caroline has been named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100, which celebrates the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar. This was in recognition of her work in leading the development of innovative employment law products and services at the firm, e.g. the award winning Global Edge and HR audit compliance tools, which are designed to provide up-to-date employment advice for international companies, provide horizon scanning support across the world and map out an employment document framework in each country.
Caroline’s practice reflects the strength and diversity of her client base. Representing global clients on cross-border employment matters, she deals with rationalisation and restructuring programmes (working with trade unions and works councils, the application of the Acquired Rights Directive and local equivalents), contract and policy rollouts, and the employment aspects of privacy and data protection matters.
Caroline also advises clients on the entry and departure of senior individuals and members of the board, including remuneration, incentives, protection mechanisms and severance requirements. She regularly works together with our Litigation team to enforce and defend garden leave, confidentiality, and restrictive covenant obligations.
Passionate about environmental, social and governance (ESG), Caroline has consulted boards, in-house counsel and chief human resources officers (CHROs) on people and governance related matters, including diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) reporting and supply chain impact.
Whistleblowing issues continue to be a challenge to all corporates, ranging from frauds to bullying and harassment matters. Caroline has supported clients in leading investigations and separately advising on whistleblowing matters on a domestic and international basis. Having in place training modules is key to minimising subsequent litigation. With the firm’s white collar team, Caroline has developed and delivered in-house training, along with firm team members, to HR, operational and legal teams, focusing on the practical aspects of investigations.