Alison Phillips
Alison PhillipsSenior Associate

Journey to law

Alison studied history at Cambridge University before deciding to put her analytical skills to an alternative use and completed the Law Conversion Course at City University, London.

Whilst studying law, she worked as an adjudicator for the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Alison trained as a solicitor at a Chancery Lane firm specialising in working with public authorities, whilst volunteering at a London law centre in her spare time.  She was immediately drawn to the work carried out by the employment team and relishes finding practical solutions to workplace issues.

Alison has a real passion for employment law and since qualifying as a solicitor, has gained solid experience advising public and private sector clients on a broad range of matters including terminations and appointments, discrimination, equal pay, whistleblowing, TUPE and privacy issues.

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With over 6 years’ experience in employment law, Alison has worked on a range of employment issues with HR professionals, directors, managers, public and private sector clients, employers and individuals.

She has particular experience advising HR professionals and managers on workplace issues such as disciplinary and grievances, redundancies, terminations, settlement agreements, flexible working applications, handbook, policy and contract reviews and advising on employers’ duties relating to pregnancy/maternity and shared parental leave.

Alison also enjoys assisting senior executives with negotiating exits, settlement agreements and contract terms.

I wanted to thank you for the professional and informative service you have personally provided me. It has a been a pleasure.
Employee advised on a settlement agreement
Many thanks for all your support during the last couple of weeks. It’s been a trying time but made easier by having an excellent guide to take me through this first-time experience.
Employee advised on settlement agreement
That everyone has the same access to justice. I worked for a free legal aid service when I was doing my training contract and met lots of people who would come in off the street really struggling with employment law issues in particular.
Because of the people, great personalities. It’s refreshingly open. I really value the flexibility. I don’t miss the presenteeism culture in some firms – it’s not a productive way to work.
JC goes the extra mile for its clients. They have passion and really engage with client issues.
Talking to people, how to make the law more accessible from beginning to end.
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