Marie is an employment lawyer with over 30 years’ experience, advising on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, principally working with employers, senior executives, charities, LLPs, partnerships, and a chamber of commerce. Marie deals with senior exits, terminations and restructuring across a number of sectors including legal, retail, advertising, financial, education, construction, religious institutions and charities, and leisure.

Marie has expertise in complex discrimination claims involving race, sex, disability and religion, and in relation to diversity issues in the workplace. In addition, Marie is a leading adviser when it comes to gig economy and IR35, having been involved in several leading cases.

Marie also specialises in team moves and restrictive covenants and is a trusted advisor on day-to-day employment matters and performance management.

Marie is a well-known public speaker on TV and radio including on Question Time, Newsnight and the Today Programme and, was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2023.

  • Marie has a fantastic work ethic and provides exceptional service to her clients. Her breadth of employment law knowledge and particularly in retail is outstanding and she is also super commercial. I can always rely on Marie to provide sensible solutions to problems or to help us negotiate the best results, particularly for difficult / tricky cases.

    Laura Keane,
    Group People Director,
    Theo Paphitis Retail Group