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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

115 COLMORE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B3 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
Fax:
Fax 0845 497 1900
DX:
13004 BIRMINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.eversheds.com

Audrey Elliott

Tel:
Work +44 121 232 1523
Email:
Eversheds Sutherland

Work Department

Audrey is an experienced employment lawyer and advises on both contentious and non-contentious human resources issues including executive severances/compromise agreements, drafting policies, procedures and service agreements/contracts, the planning and implementation of redundancy programmes, change management, TUPE and the employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Her experience includes advising on the topical employment law issue of variations to a final salary pension scheme with 5,300 active members and strategic advice to a listed plc to assess risk and take action in relation to age discrimination issues.

Audrey's work also has an international slant as she works regularly with overseas, particularly US clients who operate in the UK, and also co-ordinates Europe wide projects.

She is head of our national immigration team and works closely with businesses seeking to move the workforce around the globe and recruit new employees to ensure that all legal requirements are complied with. She focuses on business immigration, providing comprehensive guidance to clients such as Centrica, Associated British Foods and Bank of New York on securing the requisite Home Office permission for an overseas national to take up employment in the UK.

Audrey runs Eversheds' external training programme on immigration issues and has contributed an immigration chapter to the Eversheds publication on HR issues in the NHS.

In 1997, she completed a Masters Degree in European Employment Law from the University of Leicester and is a member of Employment Lawyers Association and the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.

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Partner


West Midlands: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP covers the spectrum of employment law, with a client roster that includes Severn Trent, National Grid and St Andrews Healthcare. David Beswick  leads the team and has extensive experience in handling outsourcing, restructuring and senior executive issues, with a heavy focus on the consumer and industrials sectors. His recent highlights include advising ReAssure on the legal aspects behind the closure of its Lytham site, where 160 employees were based. Beswick also defended Openwork Services against an approximately £1m claim from a senior executive alleging breach of contract and misrepresentation. Nicholas Jew   focuses on contentious matters and is 'personable', 'knowledgable', and'commercial'. He assisted London and Birmingham Railway with the TUPE transfer of 2,400 employees which arose from the franchise transferring to West Midlands Trains. He also acted for WIPRO against claims of disability and race discrimination from an employee. Other names of note include Hannah Wilkins , who represents international clients on cross-border employment issues; Audrey Elliott , who focuses on business immigration matters; and legal direction Amanda Smith , who advises on the employment elements of transactions.

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