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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Elizabeth Graves

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Elizabeth is a partner in our Human Resources Practice Group, having joined Eversheds in 2011 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Elizabeth provides day-to-day employment advice and advice on complex employment matters (both contentious and non-contentious). She has particular expertise in complex restructuring, outsourcing and providing employment support on M&A transactions, both public and private. Her recent experience includes advising on industrial relations aspects of the Royal Mail IPO, defending an employer against multi-million pound TUPE litigation and advising a household name on cross-border restructuring across Europe.

She regularly works cross-border for clients on both sides of the Atlantic, dealing on a daily basis with employment law issues in many non-UK countries.

Many of Elizabeth’s clients are in the financial services sector. She is skilled in handling employment issues in the context of regulatory investigations, whistle blowing and misuse of confidential information. She has also completed secondments to two global investment banks.

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Elizabeth Graves - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Employment

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is ‘excellent all round; the team can turn work around at very short notice and provide specific resolutions to complex problems'. The practice is 'very detail-oriented, very careful, always available and able to give appropriate advice'. The Cambridge office is a key part of the firm-wide human resources practice group and handles a high volume of international employment matters. Its expertise includes specialist knowledge of sectors such as education, financial services, pharmaceuticals and transport and among its clients are Queen Mary University of London and Roche Products Limited. It handles advisory work and litigation including complex Employment Tribunal cases and numerous whistleblowing claims involving financial institutions. The firm is currently assisting technology business ARM with global employment issues, which include the operation of an international employment helpline and UK gender pay gap reporting. Simon Tytherleigh is senior partner of the Cambridge office and an experienced tribunal advocate, and he leads the employment practice. Elizabeth Graves is a leading light in cross-border employment matters and clients describe her as ‘an exceptional lawyer – dependable and commercial with high emotional intelligence and good regulatory insight‘. Constanze Moorhouse leads the firm's international employment counsel team. Clients also recommend partners Matthew Kelly and Geoffrey Mead for their work in the education sector, as well as principal associate Rachel Bennett and associate Ivan Moriarty in a practice that 'provides tailored, insightful advice that moves issues forward in a constructive way'. Senior associate Sasha Willmott also garners praise for her work in life sciences, not-for-profit and education sectors. Owen Warnock retired from the firm.

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