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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

TUPE

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

Acquisitions

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

IPO

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.

Redundancies

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 and road

Performance issues

Advised on managing employee performance issues within law firms.

Discrimination

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 and road

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