Skip to main content

Dawn Lobley

Legal Director


+44 (0)115 934 2000


Dawn is an experienced employment lawyer and works for a wide variety of clients including those in the public sector, as well as commercial clients. She has particular expertise in dealing with complex tribunal claims. She also regularly advises clients on outsourcing contracts, restructuring and TUPE issues. 

Dawn regularly acts for clients defending complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims and undertakes her own advocacy in employment tribunals.  

With expertise advising on redundancy and restructures and changing terms and conditions, Dawn also advises on transactional matters, including outsourcing and the TUPE implications relating to those transactions. She is experienced in dealing with sensitive executive terminations as well as advising on restrictive covenants.  

Dawn has significant experience advising in respect of employment practices liability claims, including investigating policy coverage. Dawn defends all aspects of employment-related claims against policy holders, including the implications of the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 and approach in defending tribunal claims where the Act is alleged to be applicable. 

Featured experience

Complex Tribunal Claims

Successfully acting for a commercial client defending multiple claims of discrimination by a claimant who it was suspected was using an alias and was a vexatious litigant and subject to civil restraint order. 

Executive exits

Advising a commercial client on the exit of its managing director and the handling of that executive’s grievances. 

Restrictive covenants

Advising a commercial client on the employment of two key members of staff from a competitor and successfully resolving and avoiding claims for damages and a threatened injunctive relief for alleged inducement of breach of restrictive covenants. 

TUPE and Insolvency

Advising insolvency practitioners and commercial clients on transactional matters on the distressed sale/purchase of insolvent businesses and in particular the TUPE implications relating to those transactions.