Laurie Child

Laurie Child

Senior Associate

Overview

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

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 previously 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 local data protection and regulatory issues.        

 Professional qualifications

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

 Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Jersey Data Protection Association

 Work highlights

  • Advising a fiduciary services provider on complex integration and restructure issues arising from a significant merger.
  • Acting for an insurance business in defending a sensitive dismissal claim.
  • Acting for a banking group and one of its investment managers in defending claims for disability and sex discrimination.
  • Acting for an investment bank in defending a high value bonus claim.
  • Advising a banking group on a substantial 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

"Very helpful, very quick to respond and gives very practical advice." Chambers & Partners 2021

"Associate to watch." Chambers & Partners 2021

"An excellent senior associate. He is a good sounding board for legal and HR type matters and is a credit to the team and the firm." Legal 500 2021

"Rising star." Legal 500 2021

"Highly praised by clients for his discrimination law expertise." Legal 500, 2020

"Rising star." Legal 500 2020

What clients say

"Practical, commercial, very responsive and proactive."

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