Greta Mallinson Solicitor
Greta is a solicitor in the Manchester Employment Department.
Her practice encompasses all aspects of employment law matters affecting police officers, including Employment Tribunal claims for discrimination or whistle-blowing, civil claims in the County or High court for unlawful arrest or regulatory disputes, pension issues/appeals to the PMAB or Crown Court and judicial review applications. Greta acts exclusively for police officers in the federated ranks from probationary officers through to Chief Inspectors.
Greta has been acting for police officers since joining Russell Jones & Walker, now Slater and Gordon in 1997. Since joining the employment department in March 2003 she has worked almost exclusively for police officers and has represented them in a wide range of matters. She has particular experience in disability and sex/maternity discrimination and return to work issues in addition to pension matters.
Greta is a committed and successful litigator using a professional but down-to-earth approach to achieve the best results for police officers. Greta recognises the importance of an early resolution to employment disputes and has experience in judicial mediation. She has successfully negotiated detailed settlements achieving a practical resolution to employment disputes that preserve the employment relationship in addition to achieving financial compensation for the officer.
Over the years Greta has achieved excellent results for police officers in relation to a wide range of issues including;
- Achieving compensation and protection of position for five dog handlers who had suffered discrimination (on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation and disability) over a period of several years.
- Successfully extending the probationary period for a female probationary officer facing dismissal for failing to meet the required standards following a period of maternity leave and subsequently sick leave.
- Gaining ill health retirement and compensation for a disabled police officer who suffered discrimination after making a request for ill health retirement and was re-deployed to an unsuitable post without any risk assessment.
- Securing financial compensation for a pregnant officer who endured financial hardship after she planned her maternity leave based on incorrect advice by the force on her maternity leave entitlements.
Greta trained at Russell Jones & Walker, now Slater and Gordon and qualified in September 2002. Since March 2003 she has worked in the employment department where the focus of her practice has always been advising and representing police officers.
Greta graduated with a degree in Law from Nottingham Trent University in 1998 after completing one years work experience with Russell Jones & Walker as part of the course. She completed her legal studies at the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000 whilst working part time for Russell Jones & Walker, now Slater and Gordon.
Greta is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.