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Sue is our Managing Director and Head of Employment Law. Praised for her combination of common sense and expert knowledge, she offers advice to commercial clients on all employment matters and has also handled complex cases for individual employees.
From defending claims for damages and allegations of breached restrictive covenants or franchise agreements, to helping a multi-national organisation achieve the favourable resolution of a claim from its former CEO, Sue has successfully represented clients in the civil courts and at employment tribunal.
Sue enjoys sharing her legal and HR knowledge with organisations in the fast-moving world of sport, particularly football. As an experienced member of Verisona Law’s Football and Sports Law team, Sue understands the issues that are specific to the industry and deals with the many legal elements involved in employment contracts for both players and non-playing staff. She regularly gives advice and support to individuals in contractual negotiations and disputes with Clubs in the Premiership, Championship and lower divisions. She also provides employment and HR advice to Clubs.
Sue is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, and is a specialist trained ADR workplace mediator.
Sue is recommended in the Legal 500 2019.
"Sue was easy to deal with and offered all options available. Janet was in contact beforehand to tell me what information was needed and also Sue was prepared for our meeting. I cannot praise Sue and Jane enough and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sue and her team."
Mr B, February 2018
Sue qualified in 1995 with Gray Purdue and became a Partner there shortly afterwards. When Gray Purdue merged with another local firm in 2008 to form Verisona, Sue became Head of the Employment Law Team. Sue is also a member of Verisona’s Football & Sports Law team.
One of Sue's cases went to the House of Lords and is now regarded as an important test case (Neufeld -v- Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform).
- Contracts of employment and staff handbooks
- Redundancy procedures
- Restructuring programmes
- TUPE law
- Settlement agreements
- Employment tribunal claims
- Disciplinary and grievance processes
Sports and Football
- Contractual issues
- Service agreements
- Executive departures
- Service agreements
- Planning exit strategies
- Settlement agreements
- Recognising the gender agenda for trans staff
- Are you paying at least the national minimum wage?
- Employment law and football: are you playing by the rules?
- Employment tribunal fees: what you need to know
- Issuing verbal warnings to staff: 5 things to think about
- The employment perils of social media
- Mediating when your employees fall out
- New rulings on calculating holiday pay
- Where do you stand if you hire the wrong person?
- Football employment contracts: are you headed for a shock defeat?
- What can you legally deduct from your employees’ wages?
- Are you a Zero Hours employer or employee?
- Could vague pay slips cost you a packet?
- Virgin Group eyes the ultimate stress reduction policy
- TUPE: what you need to know
- Time off entitlement for expectant mum’s partners to attend antenatal sessions
- ACAS publishes shared maternity leave guidance
- Overtime and holiday payments: what does the latest ruling mean?
- Employing people with convictions: here’s the score
- Hold the phone: Christmas party hangovers are not sick days!
- New Rights for Zero Hours Employees
- Mourinho sacking: Plummeting from the Premiership
- Employers must gear up for April living wage deadline
- One million UK directors are aged over 65
- Living Wage to rise to £9 by 2020
- Lifting the lid on tricky toilet problems
- Clamp down for employers who call a spade a shovel
- Keeping the company cool when temperatures soar
- Elves: Too old for Christmas?
- Tribunal Pays Outs on the Increase
- Workforce wellbeing must include mental health awareness
- Good intentions not enough in wage calculations
- How enforceable is the Living Wage
- Spotlight on equal pay
- When mini breaks just don’t cut it: Tribunal ruling demonstrates importance of 20 minute rest breaks
- All Things Being Equal – The Great Supermarket Sweep
- The Rights to a Better Gig
- Voluntary Workers – Their rights and your responsibilities as an employer
- Firefighter ruling sparks new heat for employers
- Dealing with employee theft
- Employment law updates in 2018
- The Hidden Disability: Mental Health at Work
- How could the re-nationalisation of private sector industry affect jobs?
- New Rights Raise Another Red Flag for Employers
- Top ten employment law tips for employers
- Top 5 new year tips for businesses
- Dress Code at Work: High Standards, not Heels
- Cost of living
- Stripping it back to understand dress codes