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Shirley Hall

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Shirley specialises in all aspects of employment law. She acts for private and public sector employers handling a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Like other members of the team, Shirley conducts her own advocacy in the employment tribunal. She is also a member of Eversheds' local government, education, and health sector groups. Shirley's practice has particular emphasis on complex areas of employment law such as equal pay, transfer of undertakings and discrimination issues.

Her recent experience includes

  • conduct of a complex constructive dismissal and race discrimination claim 
  • conduct of a number of contested equal pay matters for public and private sector employers, including multiple claimants, and claimant representatives, and progression of points to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. 
  • providing employment advice in relation to TUPE on outsourcing and strategic partnerships.

Shirley has written articles on equal pay for the Lawyer, the Association of Public Sector Excellence, Health Service Journal and Health People Management Association Magazine. She is regarded by the Chambers & Partners guide to the UK legal profession as "Well-organised, down-to-earth and thorough," Shirley Wright advises clients in the public and private sectors on all areas of employment law".




North: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Shirley Hall - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Employment

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s ‘experienced and knowledgeable’ team provides a ‘first-class service’ to commercial and public sector clients; the latter includes local government, policing, education, health and third sector clients. With a specialism in equal pay and discrimination matters, ‘approachable and friendly’ team head Shirley Hall ‘tackles any issues quickly and thoroughly’; recently, she defended Northumbria Police in employment tribunal proceedings pertaining to allegations of unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, sex and disability discrimination and victimisation brought by the client’s former director of legal services, and acted for Northumberland County Council before the employment tribunal in defence against unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claims brought by two employees following a restructuring process and subsequent redundancies. Other clients include a NHS foundation trust, a major logistics provider and Nissan Motor Manufacturing. Associate Jessie Uppal is experienced handling business immigration mandates.

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