Audrey Elliott > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
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Audrey is an experienced employment lawyer and advises on both contentious and non-contentious human resources issues including executive severances/compromise agreements, drafting policies, procedures and service agreements/contracts, the planning and implementation of redundancy programmes, change management, TUPE and the employment aspects of corporate transactions.


Her experience includes advising on the topical employment law issue of variations to a final salary pension scheme with 5,300 active members and strategic advice to a listed plc to assess risk and take action in relation to age discrimination issues.

Audrey's work also has an international slant as she works regularly with overseas, particularly US clients who operate in the UK, and also co-ordinates Europe wide projects.

She is head of our national immigration team and works closely with businesses seeking to move the workforce around the globe and recruit new employees to ensure that all legal requirements are complied with. She focuses on business immigration, providing comprehensive guidance to clients such as Centrica, Associated British Foods and Bank of New York on securing the requisite Home Office permission for an overseas national to take up employment in the UK.

Audrey runs Eversheds' external training programme on immigration issues and has contributed an immigration chapter to the Eversheds publication on HR issues in the NHS.

In 1997, she completed a Masters Degree in European Employment Law from the University of Leicester and is a member of Employment Lawyers Association and the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.


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London > Employment > Immigration

At international firm Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Audrey Elliott leads the national immigration practice from Birmingham, while principal associate Lizzie Field heads up the London team. The firm advises major businesses on the full spectrum of day-to-day immigration concerns, including sponsorship applications and right to work queries, as well as providing audits and training for clients looking to ensure compliance. Clients include well-known multinational businesses, FTSE 100 companies and global organisations; the team has a particular focus on the financial services sector.

West Midlands > Employment > Immigration

The national immigration practice at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is led from Birmingham by the hugely experienced Audrey Elliott, who ‘has a wealth of knowledge on both UK and cross-border immigration and employment’. The firm has a strong focus on combining its employment and immigration specialisms to offer a more rounded service to clients, which include major companies in the retail, food and drink, logistics and energy sectors.

West Midlands > Employment > Employment

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts for a range of FTSE 100 companies as well as various public sector organisations. Other strengths lie in international and cross-border employment work with a strong US client base. It is also skilled at advising on labour, trade union and employee relations matters. Birmingham-based Audrey Elliott and Nottingham-based Mark Fletcher co-head the team.  Elliott specialises in acting for companies across the energy and utilities sectors. Hannah Wilkins has considerable expertise in the IT sector.  Wie-Men Ho is adept at handling multi-day complex and high profile discrimination claims across the UK. At a senior level there have been some changes; former Birmingham senior partner David Beswick has now retired and Nick Jew is now at Keystone Law.

East Midlands > Employment > Employment

The client roster of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s employment practice includes an enviable selection of international corporate heavyweights and household names. The team, headed nationally by Audrey Elliott from the Birmingham office, acts for listed clients on their day-to-day matters and tribunal cases, and has a niche specialisation in the education sector. Mark Fletcher heads the Nottingham office; he gives ‘commercially astute’ advice to corporate clients and is praised for acting in the ‘commercial best interests’ of clients. ‘First class advocateMark Pipkin is noted for his tribunal work.