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Paula Chan

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Paula is an employment lawyer and is Practice Group Leader for Employment in London.    For ten years, Paula has represented individuals and seniour executives, working with them on the full range of employment law issues, including redundancy, unfair dismissal, bonus, whistleblowing and maternity discrimination disputes.  Paula works closely with her clients to achieve their objectives, from negotiating contractual terms, defending performance and conduct allegations to negotiating favourable exits.  Most recently Paula has run a complete multi-million pound claim in relation to bonus and long term incentives in the High Court, and represented individuals in the Employment Tribunal for whistleblowing and discrimination.  Paula also provides regular media commentary on television, radio and in print.


Paula has practiced employment law exclusively for 10 years and joined Slater and Gordon in 2012


Committee member of the Society of Scottish Lawyers in London, a committee member of the Scottish Discrimination Law Association and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Employment Law Group.  Paula is also an external examiner for the employment law elective at the University of Strathclyde.

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Slater and Gordon 'excels in the senior executive space' as 'an outstanding firm with a combative and experienced team, which always gets the results its clients need'. The department is 'genuinely brilliant at litigation' with notable experience in whistleblowing and discrimination claims, high-level terminations, bonus disputes, team moves and professional discipline issues.  Deborah Casale represented an individual employed in Saudi Arabia in an unfair dismissal claim; she is particularly active in the financial services sector. Claire Dawson leads the national practice and has notable expertise acting for clients with disabilaties; other key names include partnership team head Clive Howard, Edward Cooper, Julie Morris and London group head Paula Chan, who is 'a rising star and definitely one to watch with superb judgment and a keen intelligence'.

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