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Suzanne Caveney, Legal Director

Suzanne Caveney

Legal Director


French: Basic

Practice areas

  • Consumer
  • Employment law
  • Employment litigation and dispute resolution
  • Health and life sciences
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Local government

Practice notes

Suzanne is a Legal Director in our Human Resources group specialising in employment and pensions law and advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law.

Suzanne has acted in tribunal claims since 2011, defending unfair dismissal, complex discrimination, breach of contract claims and claims relating to trade union activities; advising on employee severances including negotiation of compromise agreements; and providing advice following submission of discrimination questionnaires.

Suzanne also regularly provides advice on non-contentious issues, having returned from a 12 month client secondment as sole in house employment counsel for a large multinational client. Her experience includes drafting TUPE and pension provisions in asset purchase agreements; advising and guiding employers through difficult situations with existing employees, including guiding employers through grievance procedures, disciplinary investigations and dismissals and dealing with capability issues arising from both poor performance and medical capability; and advising in relation to legal obligations and practical procedures for large scale redundancy programmes, including advice in relation to strategy for consulting with employee representatives and trade unions.

Suzanne regularly provides employment and pensions advice on international projects, and her experience includes advising on a number of projects involving the establishment of Global Business Services models involving transfers of staff across multiple international jurisdictions.

Suzanne also supports clients in relation to gender pay and equal pay, including assisting clients in the calculation of their gender pay gap, drafting the required gender pay statements and supporting with equal pay audits to assess whether clients have a significant risk of successful equal pay litigation.