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Working closely together – your reputation is ours

Highly respected and approachable employment law solicitors,  we have over 30 years’ combined experience, working with local, regional and national employers and senior executives.

 Jargon-free and pragmatic advice

Where there are options you’ll know about them and, as well as supporting you to understand the potential fallout of different actions, we will tell you what we would do in your position.

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Tiggy Clifford | Partner

Tiggy’s expertise is in providing business owners and managers with practical and commercially aware advice to help them deal with tricky employment issues as swiftly and painlessly as possible. .

Tiggy also has extensive experience working with directors and executives on issues relating to their own employment circumstances, often involving a negotiated exit from their current work situations to achieve the best possible package for them.

Described by her clients as “approachable, prompt and down to earth with terrific employment law knowledge and business savvy” and “a constant voice of calm and reason”

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Emma Whiting | Partner

Emma has a wealth of knowledge across the full spectrum of employment law issues, with a particular emphasis on providing strategic employment advice on complex and reputationally significant matters for employers and senior executives.  Emma has successfully defended high profile discrimination and whistleblowing claims for employers , in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.  She is also recognised as an accomplished negotiator, securing favourable outcomes for some of the region’s most senior executives.

According to clients, Emma is “nothing short of amazing”; “she can see issues and provide pragmatic solutions before they become a risk” Chambers UK Guide (2019)

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Emma Cousins | Consultant Solicitor

Emma is an experienced and pragmatic adviser to employers and executives.  Her  knowledge covers both contentious and non-contentious employment matters with an emphasis in acting for employers and employees in Employment Tribunal claims.

Together with her considerable experience assisting with general employment law issues, Emma is also skilled at advising on TUPE issues,  and the employment aspects of commercial property and corporate matters.

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Tori Jackson | Consultant Solicitor

Tori is a knowledgeable solicitor in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters with experience of working for both larger corporates and SME businesses.
Tori advises employers on grievance and disciplinary matters, employment disputes and Employment Tribunal claims and the termination of employment, including the negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements. Tori also drafts effective employment contracts and service agreements, policies and handbooks for employers.

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Cathryn Sutherland | Practice Manager

Cathryn joined the firm in October 2017 to help enhance our profile both online and through our events programme.  Cathryn is also responsible for the maintenance of our website along with organising and preparing our various training seminars.

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Susan Burnett | Practice Administrator

Susan helps the team with day-to-day administration and support.  Susan’s background in law provides her with a hugely useful understanding of compliance and client matters. 

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Alison Hodgson | Finance Manager

Alison handles all of our invoicing, accounts and credit control matters and keeps our books balanced.

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what others have to say about Tiggy and Emma:

Amanda Bowers,
Head of HR, Washington Inventory Service Ltd

“Keen to understand our needs and talk our language, whilst also managing our expectations, Torque Law’s advice is jargon free, grounded and always focused on our end game. We demand a lot and Torque delivers.”

Rachel Hannon, 
Entrepreneur &
Business Angel

“Always focused, practical and positive, Torque Law are fantastic and have a refreshingly pragmatic approach.”

Richard Shaw,
Managing Director,
Ellis Patents Ltd.

“You have been fantastic support throughout all of this, a constant voice of calm and reason, for which I cannot thank you enough.”

Helen Trott,
General Counsel, Belmont Green
Finance Ltd

“You provide the complete package for advice, response and pragmatism.  Delivering a high calibre service more efficiently and cost effectively than larger, more high profile firms, we value your knowledge, clarity and personal approach.”

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