MEET THE TEAM
Working closely together – your reputation is ours
Highly respected and approachable employment law solicitors, with unrivalled 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.
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”.
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).
Emma Cousins | Associate
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.
Tom Watkins | Consultant Solicitor
Tom brings over 20 years of specialist employment law experience. Tom’s thoughtful and thorough approach is combined with swift and effective guidance, supporting clients to find solutions to often complex and delicate matters.
He brings considerable experience in advising employers on the full range of employment issues to include disciplinary and performance matters, complex discrimination claims, variations to contract, management of absenteeism, collective consultation and TUPE.
Whilst Tom acts for a wide range of employer clients he has particular expertise in the education sector, acting for a number of leading Independent Schools throughout England. Tom works closely with Bursars, Head Teachers and Governors to ensure that their standards and approach are reflected in consistent and effective advice.
Tom is described by clients as being “quick to get to the heart of a problem”, providing, “clear-thinking, razor-sharp advice” and as having a “practical and pragmatic approach”.
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.
Cathryn Sutherland | Client Liaison and Marketing 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.
Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what others have to say about Torque Law:
Head of HR, Washington Inventory Service Ltd
“Keen to understand our needs and talk our language, whilst also managing our expectations, Torque Lawâ€™s advice is jargon free, grounded and always focused on our end game. We demand a lot and Torque delivers.”
“Always focused, practical and positive, Torque Law are fantastic and have a refreshingly pragmatic approach.”
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.”
Director of HR and Facilities, Belmont Green
“A relatively young company, Torque Law support us in the development of our policies, contracts and day-to day employment matters. I really appreciate their pragmatic and practical approach, there’s no jargon. We work in partnership and it works really well for us.”