Emma-Louise Hewitt > Sydney Mitchell LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Sydney Mitchell LLP
B2 5TJ

Work Department

Employment Law


Head of Department


Emma specialises in Employment Law acting for both employees and employers in a range of areas including but not limited to:

  • Drafting contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Negotiating exit packages and Settlement Agreements
  • Advising on potential claims Employment Tribunal claims such as unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal
  • Guidance on re-organisation and redundancy
  • Assistance with disciplinary and grievance procedures and processes
  • Negotiation during ACAS early conciliation
  • Advising on all aspects of workplace discrimination and bullying
  • Workplace training on best practice and staff management for supervisors and managers
  • Providing general day to day employment law advice and support to business owners, managers and HR advisors

Client Sectors:  Automotive, Professional Services, Hospitality, Recruitment, Engineering, Manufacturing, Care Homes, Retail, Fashion

2017 –  Finalist in the category of Future Face of Legal at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Future Faces Awards
May 2017 –  Received a Commendation for the Woman Who Achieves in Business
February 2017 –  nominated for an award in the Networking Mummies national Recognition Business Awards


Birmingham Law Society


Emma Studied Law at Derby University from 2003 – 2006, undertook her LPC at The College of Law Birmingham (now University of Law) in 2006 – 2007.  She worked as a paralegal at Davies and Partners Solicitors before completing her training contract with them in February 2010. She then joined Standley & Co Solicitors in March 2010 as an Assistant Solicitor, becoming Head of the Employment Department in 2011 and an Equity Partner from April 2015 to 31 July 2018. Now is Head of Employment Law Department for Sydney Mitchell LLP.


Running, golf, cooking, reading and spending quality time with my family and friends.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Employment > Employment

(Rising stars)

Emma-Louise HewittSydney Mitchell LLP

With Emma-Louise Hewitt at the helm at Sydney Mitchell LLP the ‘very responsive and supportive‘ group has been busy advising employers and employees on a broad spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters. Dean Parnell is another key figure whose primary focus is acting for companies and senior employees. Recently, the group has been involved in a number of judicial mediations which have resulted in settlements of its clients’ claims for significant sums of money. The team is described as ‘going the extra mile for its clients‘.