Overview

Alison Sneddon practices both contentious and noncontentious 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 reorganisations. 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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Protect Whistleblowing Charity

Member

Legal Support Network

Member

Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)

Bar Admission

United Kingdom (England and Wales)