Christina Tolvas-Vincent > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
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Christina is head of retail employment and specialises in employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, including employment tribunal advocacy. She advises on restructuring and managing change, discrimination issues, dismissals, executive terminations, contracts of employment and employment policies and employment aspects of business transfers. She is also an experienced employment law trainer. She has particular experience of the retail and education sectors. She is also a qualified Finnish lawyer and an Honorary Consul of Finland.


Qualified Finland 1989; qualified England and Wales 1995; partner, Hepherd Winstanley & Pugh 1 April 1997; partner, Bond Pearce on merger1998; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.


Employment Lawyers’ Association and the European Employment Lawyers’ Association. Member of the Finnish Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Employment > Employment: Hampshire

(Hall of Fame)

Christina Tolvas-VincentWomble Bond Dickinson

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP‘s employment team provides the full range of support to a broad range of household names and high-value businesses, with particular experience acting for clients in the retail, education and financial sectors. Practice co-lead Christina Tolvas-Vincent is especially experienced in discrimination issues, reorganisations, and change management, and has a strong track record in advising clients in the retail sector. Fellow team head Jon Hales, meanwhile, is strong in complex transactional work, where legal director Charlotte Bloomfield is also prominent. Daniel Fawcett was promoted to legal director in July 2021, and has expertise in corporate work and litigation, with a developing focus on equality law. Managing associate Ben Duxbury is also recommended.

London > Industry focus > Retail and consumer

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP has a sizeable team with expertise across the full range of retail and trading mandates; its clients consist of retail landlords and consumer brands such as New Look, In The Style, H&M and Carpetright. Gavin Matthews heads up the team from Southampton and has over 30 years’ worth of experience handling retail and consumer matters; specific strengths include assisting with advertising, pricing and sponsorship credit matters. Ben Butler is noted for his extensive corporate expertise, and retail employment work is overseen by specialist Christina Tolvas-Vincent. Nikki Powell was promoted to the partnership.