Amy Richardson

Senior Associate Solicitor

T 01273 069994

M 07469 857707

E amyrichardson@coffinmew.co.uk

Specialisms

  • Delivering in-house training sessions and seminars
  • Litigation and Employment Tribunal advocacy.
  • All employment law issues, including those relating to unfair dismissals, discrimination, equal pay and TUPE
  • Guiding employers through change programmes, e.g restructures and redundancy
  • Advising organisations on disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Drafting and reviewing employment contracts, handbooks and service agreements
  • Employment status and consultancy agreements
  • Settlement agreements
  • Agriculture & Rural Business Sector 
Amy Richardson

Specialisms

  • Delivering in-house training sessions and seminars
  • Litigation and Employment Tribunal advocacy.
  • All employment law issues, including those relating to unfair dismissals, discrimination, equal pay and TUPE
  • Guiding employers through change programmes, e.g restructures and redundancy
  • Advising organisations on disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Drafting and reviewing employment contracts, handbooks and service agreements
  • Employment status and consultancy agreements
  • Settlement agreements
  • Agriculture & Rural Business Sector 

What's your role?

I deal with a wide range of issues for employers and employees, and have experience of clients within both the public and private sectors.

I am known for my commercial and user friendly approach. Clients appreciate my practical and easy to understand advice and I have been described by clients as being an invaluable resource.

I consider the needs of each particular client’s business, and try to understand how they like their advice – for example short and to the point, or lengthy and covering all bases. My aim is to leave clients with a clear understanding of the next steps without feeling like they’ve been bamboozled by the law.

I lead our Employment offering in the Brighton office and am the Employment representative in our Agricultural and Rural Estates team.

Your experience

I qualified as an employment solicitor in 2004 and joined Coffin Mew as an Associate in February 2015. My excellent client base, solid experience and fantastic client feedback has been recognised internally as I was promoted to Senior Associate in 2018.

I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, and am described by the legal directory, Chambers and Partners UK, as “a good, serious lawyer” and an “Associate to Watch”.

My loyal client base including well-known names, and my pragmatic and commercial approach is highly valued by clients. I am well connected in the area and sought out by clients and contacts. I am experienced in dealing with clients in the public/not for profit and regulated sector, who often have a unionised workforce.

I am a regular writer and contributor in the media and recently had a letter published in the Guardian in relation to the gender pay gap.

I am known for public speaking and is experienced in Employment Tribunal advocacy as well as delivering seminars and in-house training.

The Head of Employment is Leon Deakin.