Pauline specializes in employment law. She was originally called to the bar in 1986, and subsequently requalified as a solicitor in 1991 whilst working for City law firm Norton Rose. In 1994, she joined Denton Hall (now Dentons), a leading international firm. She became a partner in 1999 and subsequently headed up the Employment team.
In almost 30 years of experience of contentious and non-contentious employment law, Pauline has acted for a wide range of employer and employee clients in the private and public sector. These have included central and local government departments, a major investment bank, a leading concert venue, a large supermarket and numerous individuals in the media, legal, energy, arts and financial services sectors.
Pauline acts for both employers and employees. Her recent experience includes acting for employees with sex and age discrimination claims, advising senior employees and partners on their rights and obligations on exit and in their new roles and advising a departing employee in respect of allegations that he had unlawfully retained his former employer’s confidential information. Pauline also has experience of advising on the UK employment law rights of individuals based abroad. She has recently advised employer clients on disciplinary action and the enforcement of restrictive covenants against a departing employee.
Pauline has extensive recent experience of advising clients in the financial services, legal, energy and media sectors.