Partner and Head of Employment
Linda is Partner and Head of the firm’s Employment Department. She is based in the Petersfield office.
Linda is also an Accredited Workplace Mediator and is able to act as an accredited mediator to help solve workplace disputes before they escalate into tribunal litigation.
Linda is an Employment Law specialist. She deals with all aspects of employment law and has particular experience:
Dealing with tribunal cases and representing her clients at the employment tribunal as an advocate
Guiding clients through difficult disciplinary and grievance matters, including those with complex discrimination issues
Advising on TUPE and corporate transactions
Advising on Issues of maternity and pregnancy discrimination
Advising on restrictive covenants
Drafting and advising on consultancy agreements
Negotiating and drafting settlement agreements and assisting with pre-termination discussions
Advising on long-term illness, disability and performance issues
Advising clients on redundancy procedures
Providing training and seminars for clients
Linda is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Hampshire Incorporated
Law Society. She is also an Accredited Workplace Mediator.
Linda qualified as an employment solicitor at Blake Lapthorn (now Blake Morgan) solicitors in 2005 and joined MacDonald Oates in 2012.
Linda enjoys running or going for a walk in the countryside and spending time with family and friends. She is also committed to supporting her local community and is a school governor and chairman of her local business networking group.