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Gillian is a Partner in our Employment Unit.

Gillian is an experienced and trusted employment lawyer, working across a broad spectrum of employment law matters, including TUPE, large scale reorganization/redundancy, discrimination issues and unfair dismissal.

Gillian provides commercially focused advice to a broad range of clients and regularly conducts cases before Employment Tribunals. Gillian particularly enjoys working alongside clients to understand their business, identify their needs and offer a range of solutions, dependent on approach to risk.


Gillian has experience in dealing with a broad range of employment matters, including the following:

  • Advising on the large scale redundancy of over 500 employees of a major national employer at the height of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Advising on a large scale exercise to change terms and conditions for a national client in the rail industry, affecting hundreds of employees
  • Successfully negotiating the exit of director level employees from nationally recognised employers
  • Advising a large chemical production company on a significant staff re-organisation and redundancy process
  • Advising on a number of complex TUPE transfers for a variety of clients
  • Advising a large contracting company on Trade Union recognition
  • Advising a charity on the dismissal of its Chief Operating Officer
  • Advising a large manufacturing client on Trade Union de-recognition
  • Advising a well-known national employer following a large acquisition which resulted in employee growth of over double the existing workforce
  • Advising multiple employers on apprenticeship matters
  • Successfully defending a number of unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing claims on behalf of a range of SME employers

Gillian regularly provides pre-dismissal advice in often complex situations and has good working relationships with a large number of different clients, she enjoys getting to know a business, how it operates and what it is seeking to achieve in order to support in reaching their desired outcomes.

What people say

  • Gillian is very outcome focused and she will work with us to resolve whatever issue we are facing. She has also been an incredible support to me particularly this last year when I have had some exceptionally challenging people to deal with.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • Gillian Chinhengo is our main contact and she is excellent with her knowledge and advice.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • Gillian Chinhengo, is extremely professional and very approachable. Her advice is realistic and often innovative when trying to assist ourselves in addressing complex HR issues. She is quick to respond to queries and takes time to understand the issue and the outcome that the company is trying to achieve.

    Legal 500
  • Gillian Chinhengo is like an extension of our team, she understands our business and can offer support that fits perfectly. She also has a fabulous way of really getting to the heart of the matter and offering solution-based advice that helps navigate our way through often thorny and challenging issues.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • Gillian Chinhengo has worked with our company for a number of years. She understands the business and how we address HR issues. She is able to grasp the issues quickly and provides excellent advice and guidance. She is always approachable and we enjoy working with her.

    Legal 500, Client quote

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