• Experience
    • Abigail joined Birketts in 2008.   She is a partner and head of our employment team in Cambridge.

      Abigail assists employers with their employee relation issues and helps them avoid and resolve disputes with employees. She has particular expertise in advising education and local government clients on a range of employment issues including contractual matters, equal pay issues arising from the implementation of new pay scales, discrimination claims and TUPE.  Abigail also acts for clients within the private sector advising on collective redundancy, board level disputes, TUPE and changing terms and conditions of employment including terms relating to pension schemes.

  • More information
    • Abigail has provided employment law training on all areas of employment law and her interactive, practical style is always adapted to relate to her audience, be it directors, HR personnel or line managers.

      Abigail is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2016]. Previous editions note that Abigail is "sought after by universities". She and colleagues Catherine Johnson and Matthew Potter are "probably the leading lawyers in the area". Abigail is described as "committed and enthusiastic" (along with colleagues Sara Sayer and Kath Herbert). 

      Abigail is also recommended by Chambers [UK 2017]. One client says: "She ensures that the interests of the client are paramount throughout," and another adds that "she's creative, analytical, and helps her clients to review all considerations."

      Previous editions note that "she is particularly adept at handling clients in the public and non-profit sector and also takes on private sector clients. She is appreciated for her ability to really get to know clients' organisations and she elicits praise for her commerciality, common-sense approach and efficiency."

      Recommended Legal 500 2016