Alison is a partner in our Employment & Business Immigration practice and is based in our Manchester office.

    Alison has a wide variety of experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment law.

    Alison regularly advises a range of corporate clients in different business sectors on matters such as board level appointments and departures, outsourcing, disciplinary and grievance matters, cross-jurisdictional disputes and business re-organisations. She is also an experienced litigator who takes a particular interest in complex discrimination claims.

    Alison regularly presents at seminars and training events organised by the Firm, third parties and clients/contacts. Alison also takes an active role and interest in the design and implementation of such events.

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    • Advising a manufacturing business in relation to large-scale redundancy programme following a TUPE transfer.
    • Acting for an employment agency in relation to a complex constructive dismissal, sex discrimination and equal pay claim.
    • Advising a PLC in relation to a cross-jurisdictional business re-organisation.
    • Drafting and negotiating the employment provisions in outsourcing agreements.
    • Advising a company in relation to a complex disciplinary investigation and subsequent dismissal.
    • Assisting a company with a re-organisation of its business and subsequent redundancies.
    • Advising major energy company in relation to a response to an Equal Pay Questionnaire and on-going Equal Pay issues.
    • Advising a company in relation to the sale of part of its business that resulted in the transfer of half of its workforce to a competitor.
    • Defending finance sector client in relation to age, sex and race discrimination claim.


    • University of Sheffield, B.A., 1995
    • University of Leeds, Postgraduate Diploma, 1997


    • England and Wales, 1999
    • Recommended in Chambers UK 2018 for Employment, North West
    • Recommended as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Employment
    • Recognized as a leading individual by Chambers UK 2016
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Employment
    • Recommended in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 UK.
    • Listed as a leading individual in the 2011 edition of The Legal 500 UK.

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