Laurie Child

Laurie Child

Overview

I’m a Senior Associate in our Jersey Employment practice.

Our team acts in some of the most challenging employment cases in the Channel Islands. We are specialists in employment law, enabling us to represent our clients in any type of workforce issue or dispute. Our clients particularly include financial services businesses and other international corporations. The cases we handle are often contentious and we are experienced in conducting the full range of employment litigation.

I have specific expertise in advising on cases where unlawful discrimination is alleged or where there are overlapping civil proceedings or regulatory considerations. I have worked on a number of high-value employment claims in Jersey and the UK, and regularly advise on complex and sensitive exits.

I have wide experience of advising on collective employment matters, such as restructure and redundancy programmes and industrial relations disputes. Alongside my employment expertise, I also advise businesses on data protection and local compliance issues.        

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales, 2012 (currently non-practising)

Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Jersey Data Protection Association

Work highlights

  • Acting for a banking group and one of its investment managers in defending a claim for disability and sex discrimination.

  • Acting for an investment bank in defending a high-value bonus claim.
  • Advising a banking group on a significant restructure of its Jersey business.
  • Advising a public services provider on the successful resolution of a collective bargaining dispute in the context of a sensitive organisational change process.
  • Acting for a banking group in defending a claim for age discrimination.

What the directories say

Laurie Child is described as 'a rising star' and 'highly praised by clients for his discrimination law expertise' by Legal 500, 2020

What clients say

"…practical, commercial, very responsive and proactive…"