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Susannah is a Partner in the Firm’s Employment Department. She acts for employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious matters with experience of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and Employment Tribunal. She works at the forefront of the legal landscape advising clients on matters arising out of the “gig” economy and is a recognised commentator in both the press and legal profession on matters relating to worker status.  Susannah acted for Pimlico Plumbers in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in the landmark case on worker status and holiday pay respectively.

Susannah frequently advises businesses and individuals in relation to restrictive covenant, theft of confidential information and team move cases, including in respect of applications for injunctive relief. She is recognised in this area and has authored a chapter on the subject in the pre-eminent employment practitioners’ textbook: Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law.

Susannah also advises both businesses and senior individuals in relation to (and conducts) investigations, particularly (but not exclusively) in circumstances where there is a regulatory and/or serious reputational risk for her clients.

Susannah advises on strategic issues as well as on terminations, redundancies, settlement agreements, all aspects of discrimination and whistleblowing legislation, restrictive covenants, executive remuneration issues and corporate strategy and structuring issues. Susannah also has experience of advising on confidentiality and privacy issues in relation to both Court and Tribunal proceedings.

Susannah frequently advises C-Suite Executives on a wide-range of employment-related issues.

Susannah is recognised as having a strategic, pragmatic and commercial approach by her clients who come from a range of sectors including financial services, private equity, insurance, professional services, Fin Tech, design, fashion and recruitment.

Susannah is a member of the Firm’s Technology Group, Retail and Fashion Group and Recruitment Services Group and advises on start-up and scale-up issues for companies. Susannah is also a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and a board member of Cosmetic Executive Women. .

Susannah undertakes regular pro-bono work. She represented the Jewish Labour Movement in relation to the referral of the Labour Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission on issues of antisemitism. Susannah also advised the Criminal Bar Association in respect of the Equality Act issues arising out of the proposed extended operating hours. She also acted for the family of Siham Hamud in connection with the legal proceedings threatened by her school following her refusal to comply with the school’s uniform policy on the grounds of her religious belief.

For her involvement in some of the biggest employment cases in recent years, Susannah has been recognised by The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2020 as a standout lawyer shaping the legal profession in the UK.


Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP; Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP; Associate, Mishcon de Reya; Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya; Trainee, Lovells LLP


Employment Lawyers Association


Leeds University, LLB Hons

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Senior executives

(Next Generation Partners)

Susannah KintishMishcon de Reya LLP

Known for advising on market sensitive appointments, exits, high-profile litigation and negotiating contracts and severance terms, Mishcon de Reya LLP represents prominent and high-profile business founders, senior executives, CEOs and board directors of PLCs, including FTSE 100 companies. The firm appears in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, specialisms being restrictive covenant issues, team moves and data theft cases. Practice head Daniel Naftalin acts for senior and high-net-worth individuals in complex disputes and remuneration arrangements, either on arrival or departure. Key names from the deep bench of expertise are Susannah Kintish, who assists in contentious and non-contentious employment matters; the ‘extremely impressive’ Sharon Tan; Jennifer Millins, who specialises in complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims, High Court injunctions, equal pay disputes, gender pay gap reporting and LLP disputes; and Joanna Blackburn, who is ‘the person one definitely wants on one’s side if engaging with the big battalions‘. Managing associate Matthew Wood is also recommended.

London > Employment > Employers

(Next Generation Partners)

Susannah KintishMishcon de Reya LLP

A go-to for global brands through to mid-size UK companies in the financial and professional services, media and entertainment, sport and fashion, Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s practice is highly regarded for its breadth of expertise in employment law, particularly its knowledge of diversity and gender pay, the implications of the gig economy and the interplay between data, transparency and privacy. Daniel Naftalin‘s practice spans both advisory and litigious work. Sharon Tan and Joanna Blackburn often support blue-chip clients in senior exits, discrimination claims, international employment support and workforce restructuring. For Tribunal work, Sarah Keeble, Susannah Kintish and Emily Knight, are recommended.