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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Sasha Willmott

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Sasha is a Senior Associate in the Human Resources Practice Group at Eversheds LLP in Cambridge. She was admitted as solicitor in September 2006 and joined Eversheds in September 2015.

She has a great deal of experience advising organisations operating in a variety of sectors (in particular the retail, technology, education and charity sectors) on a wide range of employment law issues, both contentious and non-contentious. Prior to returning to private practice in 2010, she spent over 3 years working for a major retailer.

Her experience includes:

  • unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination claims;
  • advising on disciplinary and grievance issues;
  • advising on performance, conduct and ill-health issues;
  • advising on the employment law and HR aspects of corporate, commercial and property transactions including TUPE issues;
  • organisational restructures including collective and individual redundancies and outsourcings;
  • advising on and drafting restrictive covenants;
  • drafting and negotiating employment documentation including service agreements, contracts of employment, HR policies and procedures, secondment and consultancy agreements and staff handbooks.

Sasha has also acted for a number of senior individuals, including advising on and negotiating settlement agreements, and she regularly presents at seminars and provides bespoke training sessions for clients on a variety of employment law topics.



Senior Associate

East Anglia: Human resources


Within: Next generation lawyers

Sasha Willmott - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Employment

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP attracts praise for its global footprint, which gives it the capacity to handle national and international work, a unique quality among firms in the region. Simon Tytherleigh in Cambridge leads the team and specialises in restructuring, executive severances and employment tribunal litigation. As an employment tribunal advocate he has appeared in numerous complex cases including multiple claimant discrimination, holiday pay and whistleblowing claims. Other standout figures include experienced partners Elizabeth Graves, who focuses on cross-border employment matters; Matthew Kelly, who specialises in advising clients in the further and higher education sectors; Geoffrey Mead, who acts for college and university clients; and German-qualified Constanze Moorhouse, who leads the firm’s international employment counsel team and regularly manages multi-jurisdictional HR projects. Moorhouse advised Zipcar International on the outsourcing of its member services team to a third party provider, which involved employment law advice on the commercial agreement and the handling of TUPE matters relating to the proposed move of services out of the UK. She also acted alongside senior associate Sasha Willmott for Intercontinental Exchange on employment aspects of the potential acquisition of a multinational business from McGraw-Hill Financial. Graves’s highlights included acting for cloud services provider Carbonite Inc. in employment matters arising from its $14m acquisition of the European assets of EVault. Kelly advised Barnet and Southgate College on its proposed merger with two other colleges. The employment law team’s other clients include Intercontinental Exchange, ARM Holdings and Nuffield Health.

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East Anglia: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is ‘clearly knowledgeable in the sector and is always commercial, approachable and good value for money’. Clients praise Glynne Stanfield, head of the firm’s UK governance and external relations practice and head of international education group, who works from the Cambridge and London offices. Principal associate Stephen O’Reilly acts for a wide client base of charities operating in the health, social care, education and scientific research sectors. He assists clients with the establishment and registration of new charities, releasing permanent endowment restrictions, completing charity mergers, corresponding with the Charity Commission and advising charities on governance issues, such as payments to charity trustees. Senior associate Sasha Willmott advises charities on employment matters. The firm hired associate Elen Griffiths from Farrer & Co to assist clients with charity law and governance matters. The team recently acted for The Alan Turing Institute on a multimillion-pound agreement with HSBC to enable its data scientists to carry out long-term research into economic data. The firm also advised the National Land Based College on its registration as a charity with the Charity Commission and assisted the Further Education Trust for Leadership with its provision of a grant to fund a research position at University College London. The firm’s clients include the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Turning Point and the Medical Research Council.

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