Mariko Yanagisawa is a lawyer in the Labour & Employment Practice Group, covering all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law. Her particular expertise includes defending a wide range of employment tribunal claims, which she manages from the outset of the claim and conducts her own advocacy, where appropriate.

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    • Advising on matters at the employment tribunal and defending a variety of claims, including constructive/unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and wage disputes.
    • Providing support to in-house counsel and HR professionals on a wide variety of day-to-day employment issues relating to grievance and disciplinary procedures, managing sickness absence, redundancy procedures and dismissal.
    • Drafting and negotiating service agreements, consultancy agreements and other contractual and policy documentation.
    • Providing corporate support in relation to employment matters for both vendors and buyers on acquisitions, including due diligence.

    Education

    • BPP University, L.P.C., 2019
    • Newcastle University, LL.B., 2018

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2021
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