I advise on all aspects of the employment relationship; from hiring at the outset and day to day personnel management right through to the often challenging issues that arise when the relationship comes to an end. I have extensive experience in advising clients on large-scale business organisations, which often involves close work with my colleagues across the Bird & Bird network to co-ordinate and provide seamless multi-jurisdictional advice. Whilst on secondment to a global financial institution I advised on cross-jurisdictional projects, grievance and disciplinary matters and general HR advisory queries. I have broad experience of drafting service agreements and policy documents and negotiating settlement agreements.I have acted for a range of clients in Employment Tribunal proceedings, including unfair dismissal, discrimination and high value whistleblowing claims, and regularly advise on the employment aspects of cross-border corporate transactions. For me, understanding how employee issues fit into the context of the wider business is often key to working out how best to resolve them and being able to offer tailored and practical advice.