Victoria is a solicitor specialising in employment law. She trained from 2007 and qualified, in 2009, at leading international firm King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin), where she worked for nine years in the firm’s London office. She joined Bellevue Law in April 2019, having previously been acting on employment issues as a consultant.
Victoria has the advantage of having sat on both sides of the negotiating table as she advises both employers and employees. Her practice covers a broad range of employment law issues including commencement and termination of employment (particularly at senior executive level), family friendly rights, enforcement of confidentiality and post-termination restriction provisions, disciplinary, grievance and performance issues, and advising on TUPE and redundancy programmes.
Her experience includes: drafting and advising on numerous employment contracts and service agreements for both employees and LLP members (including for a global private equity firm with a complicated funds and tax structure); representing clients in multiple complex negotiated terminations; advising on Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation; project managing a major redundancy and TUPE consultation process; advising a multinational corporation on performance and grievance issues in respect of a key senior executive; and advising an employer on alleged breaches of restrictive covenants and confidentiality on a team move by former employees to a competitor.
Victoria is a fluent Spanish speaker and has extensive experience of providing employment training.
In addition to her legal practice, Victoria has previously worked at the BBC as a Researcher and Production-Coordinator, at both BBC Current Affairs Television and BBC Television News for shows including Panorama (BBC One), This World (BBC Two), The Third Degree (BBC Three) and BBC Four Current Affairs.
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