Anna Robinson
Senior Associate

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7814 8086
M: +44 75 4542 6843

Summary Open

Anna Robinson is a senior associate in the firm’s Employment Group. Anna’s practice includes a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. She regularly prepares policies and procedures, assists senior executives, advises in relation to disciplinary/grievance processes, manages tribunal claims and assists in connection with matters of a contractual nature.  In addition, Anna has extensive immigration expertise and regularly conducts mock UKVI audits at client sites. More recently, Anna has lectured for King’s College University.

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Experience Open

    • Advising an online betting business with the closure of their entire call centre operation, which involved relocating operations from being home to office based. This involved collective redundancy in the UK. In addition, this also required the relocation of call centre staff based in Spain, the Netherlands and Gibraltar and resulted in the execution of severance terms.
    • Advising and acting on behalf of a respondent auctioneer company in relation to an unfair dismissal, breach of contract, race and sex discrimination claim and counterclaim.
    • Advising and acting on behalf of an individual claimant in relation to a large sex discrimination and equal pay claim against a global utility provider.
    • Advising a transportation company in relation to a major reassignment of their business headquarters from the UK to Switzerland and, at the same time, relocating other parts of their finance and technical operations to the Philippines and Brazil. The nature of the relocation also necessitated early disclosures to the bank without comprising their collective consultation obligations in the UK.
    • Advising and acting on behalf of a major insurance company in relation to Judicial Mediation proceedings, arising from the refusal of a flexible working request and an indirect sex discrimination claim in the Employment Tribunal.
    • Advising senior employees of major investment banks in relation to discretionary bonus awards.
    • Defending a major shipping company in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, against whistleblowing and breach of contract claims brought against its former Strategy Director.
    • Advising and acting on behalf of individual appellants in relation to immigration proceedings, including in the Court of Appeal.
    • Advising in relation to the points-based immigration system.

Education Open

  • 2002-2003: University of Sheffield Legal Practice Course
  • 1999-2003: University of Sheffield LLB Law

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Lecturing at King’s College University.
  • Regular public speaker, including a contributor to CPDCast and MBL seminars.
  • Chambers & Partners – Associates to Watch 2013
  • Chambers & Partners – Associates to Watch 2012
  • Chambers & Partners – Associates to Watch 2011

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
  • Automotive Group – Ennis & Co

Employment Record Open

  • 2006-present: Watson Farley & Williams Associate
  • 2004-2006: Watson Farley & Williams Trainee

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