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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Browne Jacobson LLP, Dawn Lobley, Nottingham, ENGLAND

Dawn Lobley

Work 0115 934 2000
Browne Jacobson LLP

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Business and Professional Risk


Dawn is a highly experienced Legal Director working in the employment team.  She has for a number of years been involved in numerous complex, high value and high profile employment issues.  Dawn works for a wide variety of clients including those in the public sector, including fire services and local authorities, as well as commercial clients.  She has a particular expertise and experience in dealing with complex internal disciplinary and grievances as well as tribunal claims. She also advises public and private sector clients on TUPE issues.

Examples of Dawn’s relevant experience in the public sector include advising on the following:

Advising a client’s Head of HR on various grievances raised by a senior staff member, which included allegations of discrimination as well as institutionalised racism. It was suspected that the allegations were disingenuous and designed to cause maximum embarrassment for the client and secure a significant financial settlement for the employee. Dawn worked with the client to advise them of the risks associated with any potential claim and assisted with the grievance process to mitigate any claim. A favourable outcome for the client was achieved which included avoiding the employee issuing any tribunal proceedings against the client.

Dawn successfully defend a complex multi-day discrimination claim against a public sector client.

Advising the client’s HR team on two complex grievance and whistleblowing complaints raised by two senior staff members, one of whom had instructed lawyers and were threatening legal action against the client. Dawn worked with the client to advise on the grievance and whistleblowing processes to ensure a robust procedure and outcome in each case to mitigate the effect of threatened litigation and adverse publicity.

Providing urgent advice to a client on the TUPE implications of the imminent insolvency of that client’s third party service provider. The client needed to ensure continuity of the service. The advice included advising on the implications of a temporary provider undertaking the services and the appropriate commercial terms with alternative provider.

Instructed to provide legal advice to a public sector client’s disciplinary panel set up to hear misconduct allegations against a senior staff member.


  • Solicitor – admitted October 2002
  • LPC
  • LLB (hons)

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