Corinne Aldridge

Partner and Head of Department

Employment

Corinne Aldridge is recognised as a “standout performer” in the employment market.

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"Corinne sees straight through all the emotion that surrounds employment issues and gets right to the heart of the matter”

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Corinne is an immensely experienced and highly respected employment lawyer. She advises both employers and senior executives in relation to the full spectrum of employment-related issues. She particularly enjoys dealing with equal opportunities-related issues in the workplace, dealing with grievance and disciplinary investigations and acting in relation to (often hard-fought) whistleblowing and contract claims.

She also enjoys the strategic challenges of team moves and post-termination restrictions (whether acting for team members, the prospective new employer or the existing employer). Much of her work is in the financial and professional services sectors, but she is also active in a wide range of other sectors.

Recent work

  • Corinne has recently been acting for a senior executive against a major bank in relation to a whistle blowing claim, achieving a favourable resolution after having issued employment tribunal proceedings.
  • She has recently been advising an employer client in relation to unfair dismissal, age discrimination and whistleblowing claims. The dispute was resolved and litigation was avoided.
  • She has also recently been advising an employer client in relation to a collective redundancy exercise, assisting the client to deal with the matter in an orderly and considerate way, while at the same time minimising any legal risks.

Some notable cases include:

 

  • GFI Group v Eaglestone: a leading High Court case in relation to the enforcement of garden leave clauses
  • Barton v Investec: a leading Employment Appeal Tribunal case in relation to sex discrimination with regard to bonuses
  • Tullett Prebon v El Hajjali: a High Court case concerning liquidated damages clauses in employment contracts
  • Western Union Services v Anastasiou: an Employment Appeal Tribunal case in relation to whistleblowing

 

 

Memberships

  • The Employment Lawyers Association
  • International Bar Association

 Corinne is a trustee of a children’s charity, Kids’ City, which aims to advance the education and development of school-age children through providing recreational and educational activities outside school. Corinne is also a Chair of Governors for a local school.

 

“I just wanted to say that the good position that I feel in now is to a very large degree due to the excellent advice that I received from you … I felt at all times that you were giving me excellent dispassionate professional advice while completely alert to my personal circumstances” 

Senior executive client

Corinne's employment law expertise

Employers

We support decision-making processes, ensuring that decisions are robust and where necessary defending them against challenge.

Executives

We assist our senior executive clients to understand their legal rights and duties, and to maximise their financial entitlements.

Partnerships and LLPs

We act for professional partnerships and LLPs, as well as individual partners and members in a wide range of industry sectors.

Disciplinary and grievance procedures, absence and performance management

Advising in relation to disciplinary and grievance procedures is one of our core areas of employment law expertise.

Discrimination claims

We have a wealth of experience of discrimination law in relation to complex and high value discrimination, harassment and diversity matters.

Employment disputes and litigation

Litigation and disputes are fundamental to what we do. We have years of experience acting in the most complex and challenging employment disputes.

Financial Services

Financial services firms, professionals and clients need advice more than ever to safeguard their business interests, careers and reputations.

Restrictive covenants and team moves

We are widely known for giving practical advice to clients dealing with matters in the workplace, Employment Tribunal or High Court.

Senior managers and certification regime

The Senior Managers and Certification regime is now in force. All involved need a thorough understanding of it, which is where we can help.

Terminations and settlement agreements

We have vast experience advising on terminations and settlement agreements and have a proven track record of achieving optimal outcomes.

Transactions, redundancies, restructurings and outsourcing

We regularly deal with the employment aspects of transactions including share sales, business transfers and outsourcings.

Workplace investigations and whistleblowing

Acting for employers seeking to defend themselves against whistleblowing allegations or individuals who have blown the whistle.

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Contact Corinne

+44 (0)20 7814 1216

caldridge@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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