Emma Morgan > Shoosmiths LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
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Work Department

Employment, Partner


Emma Morgan is a partner in the employment team and is based in the Manchester office. Emma specialises in both employment and business immigration law.

During her career Emma has worked with clients in a variety of sectors and has particular experience of advising clients in the retail, logistics and transport, financial services and housing sectors.

In respect of employment law Emma advises on a broad spectrum of complex employment issues including executive terminations, TUPE transfers and reorganisations as well as discrimination and other complex tribunal claims in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Emma also has considerable experience of dealing with the employment aspects of corporate transactions and commercial contracts as well as advising on contractual disputes.

In respect of business immigration law, Emma regularly advises organisations on the options for bringing overseas nationals into the UK, on eligibility to work requirements and compliance generally. Emma also advises on sponsor licence applications as well as suspensions or potential revocations under Tier 2 of the Points Based System. Most recently Emma has been advising employers on the impact of Brexit both in terms of the implications for their existing European workforce(s) and their ability to recruit. As part of this Emma has also been advising on the settled status scheme and how employers may encourage their European employees to register/formalise their residency in the UK.

Emma also provides training to HR professionals, in-house lawyers and compliance and resourcing teams on both employment and business immigration law.

Emma routinely works with in-house teams in respect of both employment and immigration matters and understands the impact of issues on clients’ businesses and works with them to find pragmatic and practical solutions


Emma has over 17 years’ experience as a specialist employment solicitor having trained with Simmons & Simmons and then qualified into employment with Kimbells LLP (now Freeths LLP) in 2002. In February 2019 Emma joined Shoosmiths as a partner having worked at DAC Beachcroft in Manchester for just under 14 years.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Employment > Immigration

Specialist immigration lawyer Rachel Harvey ‘has excellent knowledge and experience’; she heads the Nottingham immigration practice at Shoosmiths LLP, which is integrated into the employment department in order to offer full-service advice to corporate clients. The team also offers advice to individuals on all immigration matters while corporate clients are assisted in regards to sponsorship licenses as well as obtaining visas for new employees or existing staff, among others with respect to Brexit. Emma Morgan heads the business immigration department nationally and Paul Stokey heads the Manchester immigration team.

North West > Employment > Immigration

Under the leadership of Emma Morgan, who joined the practice in 2019 from DAC Beachcroft LLP, Shoosmiths LLP has expanded its immigration practice to provide advice to corporate clients on a range of matters. The team provides training on immigration issues and assistance on securing sponsor licences and visa applications. The practice’s clients include companies entering the UK market, and it also offers a retainer service to provide ongoing assistance. Morgan frequently collaborates with the firm’s Nottingham office to service clients.

North West > Employment > Employment

(Next Generation Partners)

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In addition to providing clients with ongoing employment advice, Shoosmiths LLP is adept at handling contentious issues, representing clients in employment tribunals. In 2020, practice head Emma Morgan advised clients on collective redundancies, the exits of senior employees, and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Morgan also leads the immigration team in Manchester and provides advice to clients on employment issues related to this area.