Marie is an experienced specialist solicitor who leads Langleys’ York practice advising clients on all aspects of employment law, from pursuit and defence of employment tribunal claims, business restructures, TUPE obligations, redundancy, data protection, executive terminations, settlement agreements, discrimination and whistleblowing, through to day-to-day HR issues including performance management, disciplinary processes and handling absenteeism.
She has almost 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, with a strong reputation in York and North Yorkshire. Having led a team of solicitors for the last 10 years she very much enjoys training up future employment lawyers. She has a background in languages and teaching, living abroad several times before converting to law and settling in York.
It is perhaps not surprising with that background that she particularly enjoys providing in-house training workshops to frontline managers and senior leadership teams within organisations, as well as presenting seminars on all things employment law to larger audiences.
Over the years, she has acted for a wide range of clients from representing individuals who have faced unfair dismissal and discrimination, through to advising SMEs, local councils, charities and other organisations, both on day to day HR and employment law issues, as well as representing them in defending tribunal claims. She also works in multi-disciplinary teams on mergers and acquisitions, dealing with employee due diligence and providing advice on TUPE and employment law risks. She particularly enjoys supporting businesses almost as part of their in-house team, navigating them through issues arising in order to avoid matters becoming contentious.