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Vanessa Wilson Solicitor, Employment

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Vanessa is an Employment Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester city centre.

She qualified in 2004 and joined Russell Jones & Walker (now Slater and Gordon Lawyers) in 2007 and has a Masters Degree in Employment Law.

She represents Police Federation clients, Musicians Union clients and private clients as is adept at working for employee clients via their Legal Expense Insurers.

Her work encompasses all aspects of Employment Law with particular emphasis on Discrimination particularly Sex and Disability Discrimination and transgender issues and false imprisonment. She also has extensive experience of dealing with Dismissals and Redundancy and specialises in advising upon and negotiating Compromise Agreements and has successfully negotiated and tailored several high value settlements.

Vanessa is an effective and efficient litigator committed to ensuring maximum results for her employee clients, bringing a practical and professional yet understanding approach to meet the needs of clients.

Notable Employment Law Cases include:

  • HMRC v Stringer (Court of Appeal case concerning sick leave and holiday pay)
  • Eaton v Mersey Ambulance Trust (EAT case on Unfair Dismissal)
  • Smedley v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police (County Court case regarding overpayments)
  • Alford v Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire (Court of Appeal Case concerning false imprisonment)

Vanessa is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association, Industrial Law Society, the Association of Women Solicitors and the Manchester Law Society. She also regularly attends networking events in Manchester and the Northwest.