Perspectiva General

Alison Sneddon practices both contentious and non-contentious employment matters for businesses. She advises across a range of matters, often with a cross-border element. These include senior exits, team moves, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing frameworks and investigations, complex grievance and disciplinary matters and staff reorganizations. Alison is particularly experienced advising HR teams and Executive/Remuneration Committees on the employment aspects of international financial services regulatory investigations such as compensation freezing/adjustment and Conduct Rule breach assessments.

Before joining GQ|Littler, Alison worked as in-house European Employment Counsel at the global financial services group Nomura, as an Associate for the leading global firm Linklaters and as an Employee Relations Advisor at RBS.

Alison has a keen interest in managing whistleblowing, conduct and culture matters within the workplace. She has a breadth of experience handling sensitive whistleblowing investigations, including within financial services regulatory frameworks. Alison was previously a member of Nomura’s Speaking Up Committee responsible for overseeing investigations into employee concerns and reporting to the Whistleblowing Champion. Alison is a member of the whistleblowing charity, Protect’s, Legal Support Network and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Protect Whistleblowing Charity


Legal Support Network


Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)

Speaking Engagements

Why Employers Shouldn't Forget About Executive Compensation

March 10, 2022

International Women’s Day – Supporting Women’s Health in the Workplace

March 8, 2022

How to Comply with the New EU Whistleblowing Directive by the December 17 Deadline

November 30, 2021

Compensation in Financial Services: An International Perspective on Bonuses, Long-term Incentive Arrangements, and Rights on Termination

November 2, 2021

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United Kingdom (England and Wales)