Louise Fernandes-Owen is a Senior Associate (PSL) in our
Employment and Pensions Group.
Louise trained and worked as an
employment solicitor in the City, and has broad experience of both
contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. She has
advised employers on a wide variety of matters, ranging from
employee status, sickness absence, disciplinary and grievance
issues to whistleblowing and harassment allegations, TUPE
transfers, collective redundancies, unfair dismissal and complex
Louise produces a wide variety of
client-focused publications on employment law issues, including
briefing notes, newsletters and fortnightly email alerters on
recent developments. She also co-ordinates the Employment Law Blog.
She organises internal training, designs and delivers bespoke
training programmes for clients and co-ordinates the Group's annual
employment law training programme. Her role
also entails producing guidance and precedent documentation for use
within the Group.
Louise has written widely for HR,
legal and national publications, including Personnel Today, People
Management, Employment Law Journal, Solicitors Journal, Legal Week
and The Financial Times. Louise has also written a practice note
for PLC, a legal information provider, and has co-written and
edited a specialist employment law text for the HR and legal
Louise has spoken at external
conferences on employment law issues, most recently on the Equality
Act 2010 and disability discrimination issues, and has also spoken
at a conference for Professional Support Lawyers.