Perspectiva General

Sophie Vanhegan is acknowledged as a 'highly experienced litigator and restrictive covenants expert' by Legal 500 (2024) and leading lawyer in the UK employment law arena by Chambers and Partners (2024), where she has been ranked for the past 11 years. Clients say "Sophie is excellent and my go-to person. She has supported us with some complex employee relations cases. She provides considered expert support." Sophie Vanhegan frequently advises employers on matters including TUPE, restrictive covenants and discrimination claims. She is commended for her knowledge of the financial services sector. Interviewees note that "Sophie is a good adviser to have on your side. She is good with clients and easy to deal with."

Experienced in all aspects of employment law and focusing on complex employment litigation, Sophie regularly advises on restrictive covenants, breach of confidentiality and team move matters which involve High Court injunctions and subsequent trials, as well as bonus disputes and high-value discrimination claims. Many of the cases she works on have cross-jurisdictional elements. She has worked on some of the most complex employment litigation matters and specialises in tailoring a strategic approach to her clients’ risk and litigation appetite. 

Before joining GQ|Littler Sophie worked for leading global firm Linklaters. During her time there she undertook a five-month secondment to global investment bank RBS to assist with restructuring issues, following RBS's acquisition of ABN AMRO.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Employment Lawyers Association



Chambers and Partners


Named, Recommended Lawyer

Legal 500

2019-2022, 2024

Named, Best Lawyers in the UK

Best Lawyers


Named, IEL Elite

International Employment Lawyer


Named, Women's Leaders

International Employment Lawyer


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United Kingdom (England and Wales)