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Leanne Raven

T: +44 20 7809 2560 M: +44 7827 353 108 Email Leanne | Vcard Office: London

Leanne Raven Associate

Contact details

Leanne Raven

Leanne Raven

T: +44 20 7809 2560 M: +44 7827 353 108 Email Leanne | Vcard Office: London

A specialist in employment law, Leanne advises both employers and employees on a range of workplace issues. She provides strategic advice on day to day employment matters as well as on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. With experience in both the High Court and Employment Tribunal, Leanne also advises on employment litigation.
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Leanne's advisory work focuses on supporting clients on everyday employment issues arising in the workplace. This includes everything from advising on family friendly queries, to dealing with performance issues and managing workplace behaviour. With an eye for detail, Leanne conducts thorough reviews of contracts and handbooks to ensure that such documentation is in line with the latest legislative developments and commercially appropriate for clients' businesses.

Leanne's contentious experience includes advising an asset management company on the successful defence of a High Court claim against a former employee. She also has experience in bringing claims in the Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing. In addition, Leanne advises clients on managing grievances and disciplinaries, handling redundancy processes and negotiating exit packages and settlement agreements for senior executives.

Leanne also advises on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions. She drafts and negotiates employment documentation for share sales, asset sales and IPOs. Leanne advises on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE"), and has supported clients on a number of TUPE transactions within both the financial services and rail industries.

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Employment – litigation

High Court claims

Advised an asset management company on the successful defence of a High Court claim against a former employee.

Employment Tribunal claims

Advised senior executives on claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing.

Grievances and disciplinaries

Advised on dealing with complex cross-grievances and carrying out disciplinary processes and appeals.

Employment – corporate transactions


Advised on all aspects of TUPE in the sale of a high profile securities business.


Drafted and negotiated employment provisions of a share purchase agreement for the sale of an employee benefit business.


Drafted employment documentation for a company listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Employment – advisory

Family friendly queries

Drafted family friendly policies and advising on new legislation and related queries.


Advised on redundancy processes, preparing related documentation and supporting clients on managing the process.

Employment documentation

Drafted, negotiated and reviewed a wide variety of employment documentation including settlement agreements, employment contracts and employee handbooks.

More: Employment
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Performance issues

Advised on managing employee performance issues within law firms.


Advised on dealing with allegations of discrimination within the workplace.

Family friendly queries

Advised on dealing with tricky issues surrounding family friendly leave.

More: Law firms

Advising rolling stock provider on TUPE

Advised one of the world's largest rolling stock providers on the employment aspects of a deal to provide rolling stock for a new rail service.

Employment advice to public transport operator

Advised a public transport operator on the employment issues arising in the bid for a passenger rail concession.

Advising station operator on transfer of employees

Advised a station operator on the transfer of business units and employees out of its existing franchise.

More: Rail

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