Elizabeth Stephenson

Partner

I am motivated by a desire to help people, and in particular to work together with Trade Unions and
their members to play a part in redressing the imbalance of power in the employment relationship.

Any employee, no matter how senior, can sometimes feel vulnerable as against their employer and I relish helping
people feel more empowered and reassured that their solicitor really cares and will fight tirelessly to get the best outcome for them.

I joined P and B having qualified at a trade union firm, and I’ve been involved with the trade union movement and representing claimants for my entire legal career. I deal with all types of tribunal claim including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistle-blowing and national minimum wage claims, as well as negotiating exit packages for senior executives. I have a particular interest in collective rights, with extensive experience in dealing with group claims and in particular TUPE, redundancy consultation and claims under the Agency Workers’ Regulations.

I am lucky enough to deal with a huge range of issues, including industrial, civil and regulatory matters relating to employment. I also love giving training to Union reps, as I really respect people who give up their time and energy to help their colleagues, and we tend to have a good laugh in our training sessions as well!

I’m a member of the Industrial Law Society and Employment Lawyers Association.

Outside of work I like running, walking near the river and exercise classes. I also love going to gigs, the theatre and going on holidays that take me to the top of a mountain.