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Emma Delap

Emma DelapManaging Associate

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I advise on all areas of employment law.

I work mainly with employer clients but I also regularly advise senior individuals on negotiating exit packages and contract terms. A typical day in the office is likely to include advice on many and varied employment law topics:

  • defending employment tribunal claims
  • managing exits including settlement agreement proposals and terms
  • obligations regarding disabled employees
  • undertaking capability processes
  • performance management issues
  • dealing with employee disputes and employee relations matters (including disciplinary and grievance procedures)
  • implementing individual and collective redundancy proposals
  • developing employee law policies

I work with clients in many other sectors e.g. retail, technology, service industries, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. I have undertaken two secondments as in-house employment counsel for a luxury car manufacturer.


I have a particular expertise in defending employment tribunal claims including complex discrimination claims.  I advise on the practical conduct of TUPE transfers (as transferor and transferee) and drafting protective TUPE provisions in service provision contracts and sale and purchase agreements. I help employers manage senior performance issues providing advice about how to manage exits as amicably and painlessly as possible for all parties.  I also deliver training on all aspects of employment law including disability discrimination, managing sickness absence and dealing with mental health issues at work.

Retail, Leisure & Hospitality

For many years I have been principal employment law adviser to a company which operates chains of restaurants across the UK. My work with them includes: defending employment tribunal claims; developing policies and procedures; drafting contractual documentation; advising on senior employee terminations; and advising on TUPE transfers when taking on or closing restaurants or concession units.

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