Emilie manages Thompsons Solicitors’ National Settlement Agreement Unit (SAU), which is based in Plymouth.
An effective employment and contract solicitor with 13 years experience, Emilie ensures Thompsons' clients needing settlement agreements because of a breakdown in workplace relations, redundancies, transfers of employer ownership or employment disputes, receive the best possible representation from the SAU.
Whether managing her own caseload or overseeing the team's work, Emilie is dedicated to providing excellent customer care and efficient service across the board.
Proficient at working under the tight deadlines imposed during the legal process, and with highly developed critical analysis and drafting skills, Emilie is patient and sensitive when communicating with clients, who are often going through a distressing time.
As well as establishing links with union branches across the South Wes,t and being involved in rallies and petitions standing up for local workers, Emilie has helped to build strong working relationships with trade unions nationally within the SAU.
Emilie likes working at Thompsons because of the firm’s dedication to achieving justice for working people.
While Emilie enjoys securing financial settlements for clients, the understanding that those who have gone through traumatic experiences at work may not want to leave their jobs, means helping people achieve closure and move forward with their lives is also very important to her.
In her spare time, Emilie focuses on family life.
EMILIE'S CASE EXPERIENCE
Settlement agreements: Emilie has secured innumerable settlement agreements spanning claims, ranging from personal injury and discrimination to redundancy and unfair dismissal. Emilie’s clients during these cases have come from diverse occupations and include manufacturing and health workers, teachers, professional sportspeople, academics and journalists.
Rob Miguel, Unite Plymouth regional officer, said: “Emilie and her team are extremely efficient and provide a high standard of service which is tailored to the needs of our members, welcoming them and offering quick appointments whether attending the office, or over the phone, whichever is more suitable for the members who are often distressed and in need of closure.”
An anonymous Thompsons client, who was represented by Emilie, said: “You made me feel at ease as soon as we spoke. Thank you for your patience and support throughout this process.”