Emily Knight, Associate, Employment

Emily Knight

Managing Associate

Personal Profile

Emily Knight is a Managing Associate in the Employment department.

Emily advises employers and employees on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, redundancies, restrictive covenants, terminations and day-to-day HR issues.

In addition to Emily's day-to-day advisory work, she specialises in managing complex litigation, both in the High Court and Employment Tribunal.

Emily advises clients across a number of business sectors including financial services, insurance, technology, fashion and retail. Emily is a member of the Firm's Technology Group and mentors fashion brands as part of the Firm's Walpole luxury brand initiative.

As well as providing commercial and strategic HR advice to longstanding corporate clients, Emily advises on complex and high-value settlements for senior individuals exiting businesses in a wide variety of sectors.

Emily is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Key Experience

  • Acted for Sunningdale Golf Club defending a high-profile breach of contract claim, involving issues of contractual discretion and natural justice.

  • Acted for a senior broker defending a high-value restrictive covenant/team move case in the High Court, including injunction proceedings.

  • Acted for a charity defending an unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claim in the Employment Tribunal, which involved complex issues around employment status.

  • Acted for a large insurer in successfully defending a constructive dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal.

  • Advised an engineering company on a sensitive redundancy exercise involving its senior management team.

  • Advised a multinational corporation on restructuring programmes across Europe.

  • Advising on terminations, including drafting and negotiating settlement agreements.

  • Drafting and advising on contractual employment documentation including contracts, consultancy agreements, secondment agreements, staff handbooks, and policies and procedures.

  • Providing day-to-day HR advisory advice to employers, including in relation to disciplinary and grievance procedures, sickness absence and employee data issues.

Career History

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Clyde & Co LLP
Trainee, Clyde & Co LLP (qualified September 2013)
LPC, BPP
MA (Cantab) English Literature, Cambridge

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