Victoria Watson > Capsticks LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Capsticks LLP
SW19 4DR

Work Department



Victoria is head of Capsticks’ national employment practice, leading a team of over 50 specialist employment lawyers in the delivery of advice and support on workforce issues to clients across all our sectors.

In addition to her role leading the team, Victoria provides employment law support to clients in the health, social care and third sectors and leads on our employment work with GP practices.

Victoria has particular expertise in high profile, sensitive cases involving medical professionals and senior executives, providing advice and support to clients seeking to resolve difficult internal procedures. She regularly acts on behalf of clients in the Employment Tribunal in complex claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and breach of contract as well as dealing with claims for breach of contract and injunctive relief in the County and High Courts. Her practice includes advising on significant organisational change projects and changes to terms and conditions.

Victoria is experienced in providing employment law training for HR specialists, Boards and front line managers and working with clients to prepare for changes to employment law and the practical implications.

Notable Cases

• Lake v British Transport Police [2007] EWCA
• Dathi v South London and Maudsley NHS Trust [2007] EAT
• Hussain v Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust [2011] EWHC
• Langford v Barking & Dagenham Primary Care Trust UKEAT/0461/13/BA
• Kalu v Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust & Others [2015] CA
• Idu vs East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 1649


Weightmans – trainee solicitor September 2004 to September 2006 (seats in clinical negligence, public sector litigation and employment and a secondment to Surrey County Council). Assistant solicitor in employment from September 2006 to January 2007. Capsticks – Lawyer from February 2007. Promoted to senior lawyer in September 2009 and Associate in May 2013. Appointed as partner in May 2014.


Employment Lawyers Association.


University of Leicester, College of Law, York; BA (Hons) Combined Studies, 2001 Post Graduate Diploma in Law, 2003, Legal Practice Course, 2004.


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Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Employment > Employment

Capsticks LLP has an excellent reputation for its work in the health and social care sectors and frequently advises clients in the NHS, private healthcare, medical technology, emergency services and GP practice fields. It continues to act for a large number of social housing associations and is skilled at defending complicated employment tribunal cases as well as being strong on non-contentious matters under the direction of Victoria Watson .

London > Employment > Employers

Capsticks LLP is market renowned for providing employment services to a plethora of private and public sector employers in the health, emergency services and social care sectors. Areas of growth include mandates arising out of the pandemic, litigation involving emergency services and police misconduct cases. National head of employment Victoria Watson often represents doctors in high-profile disputes, while Martin Hamilton advises on senior executive issues and is likewise, a top litigator in High Court and tribunal cases. Head of NHS healthcare Andrew Rowland is another distinguished employment specialist.