Melanie is a specialist in employment law undertaking both contentious and non-contentious work for clients. Her caseload is largely respondent work and covers all types of claims including all areas of discrimination, transfers of undertakings and protected disclosures as well as injunction relief.
Melanie advises clients and negotiates in relation to the employment aspects of both share sales and business transfers and advises upon outsourcing contracts (both first generation and subsequent generation).
She regularly provides strategic advice to clients in relation to redundancies and restructures, harmonisation exercises, boardroom disputes and executive terminations.
- Acting on behalf of the defendants in relation to applications for injunctive relief which ran to a speedy trial in the High Court.
- Acting on behalf of a respondent in relation to various multi-party actions following the sale of assets by an administrator in which there were close to 1,000 claimants in each matter.
- Successfully resolving a very sensitive claim of sex discrimination following judicial mediation.