Tess advises both employers and employees in the financial services sector – from start-up brokerage firms to senior executives at major international companies and institutions.

Whether advising a nascent business on their first hires or representing a senior executive in complex discrimination litigation, she is able to offer strategic and practical advice.

Her legal career so far has included hands-on experience dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, High Court litigation and appeals in the EAT and Court of Appeal. 

Before qualifying as an employment lawyer, she worked within a variety of sectors, including hospitality, retail, arts and media/ publishing, and this has given her insight into how businesses and employment relationships work “on the ground”.  She is able to draw on this experience to temper strict legal advice with practical considerations, taking into account operational and personal factors.

Recent work

  • Assisted an employer client in successfully defending a breach of contract claim in the ET
  • Helped achieve settlement for a senior finance executive in ET proceedings




Tess' employment law expertise


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


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

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 contracts, policies and procedures

We help employers to ensure they have the right contractual provisions, policies and procedures in place to protect their business interests.

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.

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.

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.

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