Top 50 law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has strengthened its employment practice with the appointment of partner Ruby Dinsmore, who will be based in the London office.
Ruby, who joins the firm from Slater & Gordon, brings with her a decade of experience acting on a broad range of employment issues during her career. Ruby has developed a special focus on advising senior executives navigating complex workplace issues that arise during and after employment. She has particular experience in exit strategy and negotiations and has significant experience in discrimination cases and contract disputes.
Her clients span many sectors and include finance, energy and media. Recently she acted for the former COO of an international travel company, on a high-value unfair dismissal and breach of contract claim, a Director at an international bank in a sexual harassment claim, she also successfully negotiated release from non-dealing and non-solicitation restrictions for a Global Head in a multi-national retail company.
Ruby’s remit at Penningtons Manches Cooper will capitalise on her senior executive expertise, although she will also be available to advise the firm’s many employer clients.
Paul Mander, Penningtons Manches Cooper’s head of employment, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Ruby to the firm. She’s a brilliant lawyer who is recognised for her blend of empathy, pragmatism and tough negotiation skills. Her executive clients really benefit from her significant experience of acting for businesses and her deep understanding of the employer/respondent tactics in employment disputes.”
He added: “We’ve experienced a considerable surge in instructions over the last 18 months – the volume and value of instructions from both employers and employees is the highest we’ve seen for many years and Ruby’s arrival will help ensure we can continue to meet this increase in client demand. She’s a great fit for team and we are all very much looking forward to working with her.”