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WONU SANDA

Senior Associate and Solicitor-Advocate
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Wonu Sanda is an Associate and Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) specialising in partnership and employment law. Wonu has a background from the Bar, having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013, and has advocacy experience in employment tribunal proceedings. Wonu has a particular interest in matters involving whistleblowing.

Wonu works extensively with clients on partnership and employment law issues on a wide range of matters, including employment and partnership disputes and exits, enforceability of restrictive covenants in traditional partnerships and LLPs, lateral hires and team moves, discrimination, whistleblowing and jurisdictional issues. She has particular experience in matters involving sensitive misconduct allegations and investigations. She also acts for clients in High Court litigation and arbitration matters.

Wonu was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2017.

POSITIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners
  • Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Member of the International Association of Young Lawyers
RECENT MATTERS

Partnership

  • Advising and acting for a global professional practices firm in relation to:
    • A complex, highly confidential independent investigation into alleged misconduct by a senior partner in the firm, as well as in respect of extensive follow up partner grievance and disciplinary processes.
    • Claims brought by a former partner in the Employment Tribunal.
    • Separate sensitive partner misconduct allegations and subsequent investigations processes.
    • Their UK LLP agreement and policies.
  • Acting for a large US law firm in relation to the departure of a senior partner in the firm.
  • Acting for three partners moving from a multinational law firm to one of the big four, in relation to allegations of a team move.
  • Acting for a departing partner in a leading global investment partnership, in relation to maternity and other rights and obligations.

Employer

  • Advising a specialist insurance business in connection with alleged breach of confidentiality and a settlement agreement by a former managing director, who was involved in planning to set up a competing business venture together with one of their former employees. 
  • Advising an international law firm on time-sensitive employee conduct, performance management and dismissal issues.
  • Delivering bullying and harassment training to a large London law firm.
  • Advised a global law firm on a highly-sensitive investigation into partner misconduct, following serious allegations of sexual harassment raised by a former employee.