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Samantha Cotter Senior Associate T:01332 497611 M:07464 547142

An employment specialist and former commercial disputes lawyer.

Samantha’s clients are HR departments, trying to manage large and often unwieldy groups of personnel, in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, engineering, education and healthcare.  She also acts for employees and senior executives and supports the corporate team, predominantly in the sale and purchase of dental practices

Samantha negotiates settlement agreements for employers and employees, advises on employment law disputes in the civil courts, and advises on TUPE implications in respect of corporate transactions and service provision changes.  She provides training on a variety of employment topics including TUPE, disciplinary and grievance procedures, equality and diversity.

Samantha also advises on a range of employment disputes including; unfair dismissal, discrimination and national minimum wage claims and is an effective advocate before the Employment Tribunal.

Examples of how Samantha’s advice has helped clients include:

  • securing tens of thousands of pounds in compensation for an employee who had an offer of employment withdrawn when their previous employer gave an unfair reference;
  • negotiating the smooth exit of a disgruntled company director and shareholder who was guilty of misconduct on behalf of the employer;
  • assisting an employer client in dealing with a claim by HMRC that they were not paying staff the National Minimum Wage; and
  • advising a former employee on setting up their own business without infringing the terms of a restrictive covenant.