Emily Addai

Senior Associate



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Emily is a senior associate in our employment team and specialises in both employment tribunal work and advisory work. Emily works with a variety of sectors, including education and public sectors, as well as companies and insurance bodies. 

Emily represents clients in a full range of tribunal claims, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and TUPE related claims. This includes experience of a variety of aspects of tribunal claims, including judicial mediation, as well as experience in the employment appeal tribunal. Emily also advises on non-contentious employment law matters including disciplinary procedures and grievances, redundancies and restructures, contractual issues and TUPE.  

Emily has over nine years’ experience in advising in the education sector. This includes advising on the employment aspects of academy conversions and transfers for over 300 schools, representing schools and academies in the Employment Tribunal, as well as speaking at a variety of education events. She also advises a number of other public sector bodies, such as local councils on tribunal matters, including settlement. 

In addition, Emily has experience in the insurance sector. Emily has been a claims handler for employment practices liability claims and acted as panel solicitor on a significant number of claims over the past 10 years, giving her an excellent understanding of policy coverage issues.  

Featured experience

Whistleblowing claim

Advising a charity on claims from its former CEO relating to whistleblowing and unfair dismissal. Despite the Claimant valuing her employment tribunal claims alone at over £700,000, settlement was successfully reached for £92,500, which included a waiver of additional data protection and personal injury claims.

Grievance advice

Advising the Chair of the Board of a multi-academy trust on an investigation into a grievance from the CEO, leading to a positive continued relationship between the client and the CEO. 

Judicial mediation

Achieving a successful outcome for a charity following judicial mediation in a claim by a female member of staff alleging serious misconduct against a manager, with a significant risk of adverse publicity for the charity.

Disability discrimination claim

Successfully arguing that the former employee of a multi-academy trust was not disabled following a series of social media posts, leading to the Claimant agreeing to withdraw her claim.