Alison Sneddon > GQ | LITTLER > London, England > Lawyer Profile

GQ | LITTLER
21 IRONMONGER LANE
LONDON
EC2V 8EY
England

Work Department

GQ|Littler is the leading employment law firm for employers in the UK and Ireland. We offer risk-based advice and litigation services on employment, immigration, employee tax and incentives issues. We work globally as part of Littler, the world’s largest employment law firm with over 1,600 lawyers in 100 offices worldwide. Being part of Littler enables the firm to seamlessly provide high-quality advice and support across a wide range of international markets and benefit from cutting-edge technology, research and knowledge management resources.

Position

Alison is a Senior Associate at GQ|Littler and practises both contentious and non-contentious employment matters for businesses. She advises across a range of matters, often with a cross-border element. These include senior exits, team moves, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing frameworks and investigations, complex grievance and disciplinary matters and staff reorganisations. Alison is particularly experienced advising HR teams and Executive/Remuneration Committees on the employment aspects of international financial services regulatory investigations such as compensation freezing/adjustment and Conduct Rule breach assessments.

Career

Before joining GQ|Littler Alison worked as in-house European Employment Counsel at the global financial services group Nomura, as an Associate for the leading global firm Linklaters and as an Employee Relations Advisor at RBS.

Alison has a keen interest in managing whistleblowing, conduct and culture matters within the workplace. She has a breadth of experience handling sensitive whistleblowing investigations, including within financial services regulatory frameworks. Alison was previously a member of Nomura’s Speaking Up Committee responsible for overseeing investigations into employee concerns and reporting to the Whistleblowing Champion. 

Languages

English.

Memberships

Alison is a member of the whistleblowing charity, Protect’s, Legal Support Network and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

Education

2007-2011: University of Edinburgh, Law

2011-2012: BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law

2012-2013: The University of Law, LPC

Leisure

Cooking, writing, meditation.