Dr Anne Sammon

Managing Associate

London

T +44 20 7825 3086
anne.sammon@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Anne advises clients on a wide variety of employment issues, both contentious and non-contentious. On the contentious side, she has experience of Tribunal litigation, including unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing, as well as high court litigation regarding breach of contract. Anne’s non-contentious experience includes drafting contractual documentation, reviewing and drafting company policies and guidance on policies, drafting of relevant employment provisions in the context of business sales and acquisitions and general day-to-day advice. Anne has recently completed a PhD examining the adequacy of the existing UK parental rights regime in the workplace. She also authors the blog 'Anne Sammon on parents’ rights in the workplace'.

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Recent Work
  • advising consultancy partnership in relation to flexible working application and strategy to mitigate risks of associated sex discrimination claim
  • advising several financial services institutions in relation to both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including advising on a number of Employment Tribunal claims involving unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and whistleblowing
  • advising FTSE 100 company in relation to proposals to set up a joint venture company, including advising on the application of TUPE
  • advising global manufacturer in relation to the exit of CFO and successor appointments, including advising on enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • advising financial services institution in relation to equal value, sex discrimination and unfair dismissal claim valued by the Claimant at £1.3 million.
Background

Anne qualified as a solicitor in 2006 at another international law firm.  She joined Simmons & Simmons in January 2012.

Anne has spent fifteen months on secondment at a US investment bank, based in London, during which she provided advice to the human resources department and legal department as well as directly to the bank’s various business areas.

Anne has also spent three months seconded to the Employment law team of a major investment bank.