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Leanne Raven

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

Leanne Raven Professional support lawyer

Contact details

Leanne Raven

Leanne Raven
Professional support lawyer

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

Leanne is a professional support lawyer in the employment team.  With a wealth of employment law expertise she keeps the team up to date with the latest legal developments, provides training to lawyers and ensures the team’s precedent documents and knowledge banks reflect the latest legal landscape.
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Leanne’s experience spans a range of disciplines including contentious, advisory and transactional work.  Leanne also has a keen interest in developing good working practices and efficiencies, considering how the team can best use technology to meet their clients’ needs.

Prior to becoming a professional support lawyer, Leanne trained and practised at a magic circle firm, undertook a number of client secondments and spent several years working as an associate in the Stephenson Harwood employment team.  Leanne is a key contributor to the team’s internal and external publications as well as a member of the PSL Employment Network.

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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
  • Law firms
  • Rail

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

Latest news & insights

02 Jun 2020

From Insights

Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

On 29 May 2020, the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (“SEISS”). In this briefing..


28 Apr 2020

From Insights

New Regulations governing Statutory Maternity Pay and other statutory parental payments for furloughed employees

A new Statutory Instrument came into effect on 25 April 2020, which deals with the calculation of an employee's “average weekly earnings” for the purposes of statutory..


07 Apr 2020

From Insights

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – 4 April 2020 updates

The government on 4 April 2020, published further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.


23 Mar 2020

From Insights

COVID-19: What should employers be doing to help protect employees’ mental health when working from home?

The physical symptoms of the novel COVID-19 virus are well publicised, but what steps should employers take to help protect employees’ mental health at this unpreceden..


13 Mar 2020

From Insights

Statutory Sick Pay now applies for employees who self-isolate from coronavirus

New regulations have come into force today (13 March 2020), which extend statutory sick pay (“SSP”) to employees who are self-isolating to prevent infection or contami..


12 Mar 2020

From Insights

Covid-19: Helping employers to navigate next steps

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, employers are increasingly asking questions about working from home (“WFH”), self-isolation and sick pay. We’ve created a helpful ..


06 Feb 2020

From Insights

Brexit snapshot - Brexit and employment law issues

Although a significant proportion of UK employment law is derived from the EU, it is anticipated that the impact of Brexit on UK employment law will be fairly limited ..


27 Jan 2020

From Insights

Cracking down on culture

Regulatory scrutiny of workplace culture and the handling of non-financial misconduct


09 Dec 2019

From Insights

Whistleblowing dismissal: Supreme Court looks at the real reason behind a dismissal

If a dismissing officer relies, in good faith, on a fake reason for dismissal should the court look beyond that fake reason?


25 Nov 2019

From Insights

Does covert surveillance of employees violate their human rights?

A recent case involving a Spanish supermarket installing covert surveillance to monitor employees suspected of stealing has provided some useful guidance for employers..


07 Nov 2019

From Insights

Do your employees use WhatsApp?

Do your employees use WhatsApp for business communication? If so, you should consider having a policy in place setting out your position on the use of such apps.


13 Jun 2018

From Insights

Supreme Court rules on key "employment status" case

In the high profile case, Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another (Appellants) v Smith (Respondent), the Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers concerning ..


19 Mar 2018

From Insights

The Supreme Court hands down its judgment in Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and held that it was fair for a school to dismiss a head teacher who f..


30 Nov 2017

From Insights

Workers entitled to significant backdated holiday pay

The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has handed down its judgment in King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd and held that a UK worker incorrectly classified as a self-em..


04 Nov 2016

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises on East Anglia rail deal

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has assisted rail operator Abellio in mobilising its operations for the new East Anglia franchise, which started on 16 October 2016.


05 Feb 2015

From Insights

Advocate General’s opinion on Woolworths case to be welcomed by employers

The Advocate General's opinion suggests employers will not have to carry out collective consultancy procedures in relation to redundancies across multiple establishmen..


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