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Senior Consultant
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Alison Downie is a Senior Consultant specialising in employment and partnership disputes. She also has extensive experience in advising on workplace-related regulatory and professional discipline matters.

With over 20 years’ experience, Alison advises employers, including both listed and private companies, and senior executives, on the full range of employment and discrimination law issues, as well as law firms and their partners.

She has particular expertise in contentious workplace disputes and procedural issues, high-value severance negotiations and managing exits smoothly, discrimination, human rights, victimisation, whistleblowing, and board room and contract disputes.

Alison’s broad international client base spans several key sectors, including the charity, professional services (including the legal sector), healthcare, trade unions, and public sectors, across Europe, Africa and India. As a litigator, her knowledge is underpinned by a creative and pragmatic approach to negotiations – representing clients in the Employment Tribunal, the High Court and the Supreme Court.

Alison is the former Chair and a current Executive Committee Member of the Law Society Law Management Section.

Alison was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1986.

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Industrial Law Society
  • Institute of Employment Rights
  • Executive Committee Member of the Law Society Law Management Section
  • Discrimination Law Association
  • Ambassador for Women on Boards
  • Justice
  • The Groucho Club