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Samantha Clark

Senior Associate Solicitor


Samantha has considerable experience in all areas of employment law. She is a highly experienced Employment Tribunal advocate and also advises on employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Recent highlights:

  • Represented a successful transferor in the widely reported Transfer of Undertakings, Protection of Employment (TUPE) case of Kimberley Group Housing Ltd v Hambley and Ors.
  • Successfully defended complex age discrimination and unfair dismissal claims brought by a college director, against a large household PLC on a number of complex employment issues.
  • Successfully defended a complex claim for whistleblowing and disability discrimination, against the Capita Group PLC.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the £21m acquisition of Ask4 by Darwin Private Equity.
  • Provided employment advice on the purchase of Butlers by Underwood Meat Company.
  • Advised on the departure of a director/shareholder, achieving an agreed settlement and avoiding litigation and reputational damage, for a major engineering PLC.

Market view:

Recommended for her "sound advice" ‐ Legal 500 2016

“She will give you honest and pragmatic advice, right on the money" ‐ Chambers & Partners 2015

Samantha is described as "a calming influence and understands the business well." ‐ Chambers & Partners 2013

Samantha qualified as a solicitor in 2003.

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  • 08/11/2016
    Irwin Mitchell's Education Group Wins Leeds City College Brief

    “We are delighted to be working with Leeds City College and as one of the largest Further Education providers in the local area, it’s an important appointment which clearly demonstrates the strength of Irwin Mitchell’s offering in the education sector.”

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  • 12/02/2016
    Gender Pay Reporting Plans Announced

    “Many employers recognise that gender pay gap reporting is a new and important step towards full pay equality which is a key issue for all employers. Irwin Mitchell will be working closely with our clients to ensure that they meet their reporting obligations and if concerns are identified, we will use our expertise to support them in rectifying them. “We recognise that businesses need to attract and retain the best talent in order to succeed and grow and this is one of the tools they will need to use to do so, in the coming years.”

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  • 06/12/2013
    Asda Offers Flexible ‘Nativity Leave’ To Staff

    The approach taken by Asda is an interesting one, offering a fair degree of flexibility to staff at no real cost to the company. "At this time of year, it is particularly vital for retailers such as Asda to maintain staffing levels. However, offering this kind of flexible approach means they will substantially reduce any temptation that staff may have to consider ‘sickies’ for everything from nativity plays to post-Christmas party hangovers. "In addition, for working parents, encouraging ‘nativity leave’ is likely to generate staff loyalty which will long outlast the festive season. "There are key issues for employers to bear in mind, however. For example, they should consider adopting similar policies of flexibility to all staff, not just parents, as well as ensuring that every request is treated fairly. In addition, records of such leave should be kept and updated when necessary. "Taking such steps should prove very useful in case any complications emerge in the long run."

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