Alison Garrow

Partner | London (Canary Wharf)

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Alison has over 14 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of the employment relationship and the problems encountered by companies and individuals alike in the workplace. She is passionate about tailoring solutions to fit her clients’ goals.

Alison started her career with a Magic Circle firm and has worked for a number of large investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions. She has extensive experience of advising on acquisitions in the property sector and has spent time in-house with a major retail and tech company.

Her experience ranges from advising on the day-to-day HR and ER diet of family rights, disciplinary/ grievance concerns and performance management issues, to conducting employment tribunal and high court litigation in connection with team moves, equal pay disputes, claims of discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing.

She has extensive experience advising on large scale redundancies and restructuring exercises. She is familiar with the headaches that TUPE can bring to acquisitions and service provider contracts and can advise on how to handle and provide for these risks.

Notable pieces of recent work include tribunal litigation concerning an employee’s use of social media and the impact that had on the employer, a successful defence of unfavourable treatment alleged by a potential whistleblower, and a high value bonus claim which reached the Court of Appeal.

What people say about Alison

"Alison was extremely responsive and calm, helping me with professionalism and efficiency. From her first pithy email to my HR department, the whole matter was resolved within days to my complete satisfaction".


"Alison is a consummate professional that balances not only skill and expertise in her work but also with an empathy and understanding of her client’s situation". 


"She gave me first-rate legal advice and the benefit of her very considerable expertise in employment matters, and she did so within a very demanding timescale".


"She was excellent in her communication to each individual and guided us through a variety of issues".


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Experience and qualifications 

  • Qualified in March 2008
  • Specialist in Employment Law since 2008

Professional memberships 

  • Employment Lawyers Association
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