employment law rights can be incurred from day 1 of employment

the number of age discrimination claims has risen by 32%

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protection is afforded to casual agency, or even some freelance workers as well as employees

a strictly adhered to policy may provide you with legal protection

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Shona Newmark

Fee earning work

A sole practitioner and founding member of Ayers Newmark Solicitors, based in Greenwich, London. The practice was set up in 2003 and is on going. The practice provides practical commercial advice to SMEs, Plcs and limited liability companies on all aspects of employment law.   

Formerly a partner with Baker & McKenzie (International law firm) from 1986 – 2001, at Baker & McKenzie she was Co-chair of the European Employment Lawyers Group and a partner in the Employment Department of their London Office. 

Advises on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including appearances at tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal, TUPE, discrimination, redundancy claims. Advice also covers relocation and downsizing programmes, outsourcing, contractual issues, restrictive covenants and confidentiality, strategic employment matters,  collective employment issues in particular information and consultation procedures, industrial disputes and executive severance agreements.

Pro bono

Of all the work undertaken by the firm there is a commitment to undertake 40% pro bono work for charities and individuals.

An advisor and now a mentor at Waterloo Legal Advice Service from 1986 and ongoing.

Providing general counsel employment advice for 3 separate charities on a pro bono basis.

Advisor at Greenwich University Pro Bono Legal Advice centre.