Our Legal Team

Commercial Employment

Personal Employment Team

Alison Close


01625 531676


Specialist areas:

  • Settlement agreements
  • Unfair dismissal including constructive dismissal
  • Policy and contract reviews

About me:

When it comes to working with employers, I take a pragmatic, business focussed approach to the issues. For every business it’s important to ensure that their employment law documentation is up-to-date and fit for purpose.

I also advise employees, mainly in relation to settlement agreements with particular expertise in executive severance.

Whether I am acting for an employer or employee, I am always on their side.

Key cases:

  • Negotiating and concluding a complex settlement agreement for an outgoing senior executive of a large firm of surveyors.
  • Defending a claim of unfair dismissal and age discrimination for an employer.
  • Providing day-to-day support on disciplinary issues to a local building society client.

My top tip: Employment tribunals should be a last resort. There are usually better ways to resolve workplace disputes.