Elaine has considerable experience of contentious and non-contentious employment work including tribunal litigation and advocacy, advising clients on day to day employment issues including disciplinary and grievance issues, drafting contracts and policy documents. She also deals with corporate transactional work and has a particular interest in high level employment disputes involving shareholders and/or senior executives.
- Advised a well-known national high street retailer on all employment matters including employment tribunal litigation involving the full range of employment related claims.
- Advised an employer in the leisure and retail industry in relation to a substantial restructure involving collective consultation on almost 100 redundancies and changes to terms and conditions, and successfully avoided any employee claims being pursued.
- Successfully advised a client on the enforcement of restrictive covenants in a case where an employee joined a competing business.
- Provided employment support on a cross border acquisition and transitional service agreement involving three potential TUPE transfers.
- Advised a senior executive and minority shareholder in relation to his exclusion from the business in the context of potential employment and minority shareholder detriment claims.
Elaine qualified as a solicitor in 2005.
"Elaine Huttley is recommended for her work on a wide variety of employment advisory matters and acts for high-street and household name clients. Huttley also has a special interest in advising on the employment aspects of shareholder/director management disputes." Legal 500, 2024 (Next Generation Partner)
"I cannot speak highly enough of Elaine Huttley both in regards to the advice she provides, responsiveness and our overall working relationship. The organisation has undergone significant change and Elaine has played a pivotal role in supporting us through this change. She is very much seen as an extended part of our HR function and the positive feedback and praise for Elaine is consistent across all colleagues who have worked with her. Elaine is very responsive and where she is unavailable is always accommodating and ensures that time is scheduled to address any matters whether this be outside of core business hours. The advice she gives is clear, concise, practical and jargon free." - Legal 500, 2022