Connie Cliff

Connie Cliff helps clients to manage their strategic employment, board and senior executive issues, and resolve employment law disputes quickly and commercially.

Employment law is a complex and fast-moving discipline so clients need an adviser who understands how the latest case law and legislative changes affect their situation. In such a constantly changing climate, an extremely high level of current awareness is critical together with capture and dissemination of knowledge.

As a dedicated Professional Support Lawyer focusing on current awareness and know how, Connie keeps the employment team and clients up-to-date on the latest important developments through the delivery of weekly training to the employment team and client alerts, including the highly regarded annual Year Review and Year Preview round-ups.

Connie and all the employment team ensure clients are always on top of developments through various conduits ranging from detailed analysis to tweets.

"In the fast-moving world of employment law, keeping up-to-date with legislative and case law developments is essential. I enjoy working in such an ever-developing field and reading the latest judgments and legislation and distilling the need-to-know points to my colleagues and clients in a clear way. As a professional support lawyer, I have the capacity to consider the latest development and provide analysis for both lawyers and clients."


With my writer hat on, particular highlights include having my Year Review and Preview getting 10,000 downloads and also being named as a 'Star Writer' by The Lawyer. With my trainer hat on, highlights include the satisfaction of introducing trainees to new areas of law.


Connie has worked as a dedicated Professional Support Lawyer since 2000. She was named by The Lawyer as a "Star Writer - Employment Sector" in May 2015. Recent articles include: 'Views on shoes or gendered ageism?' 'After the election - what now for employment law?' 'Earning commission while on holiday: answered and unanswered questions', the popular year reviews and previews and many more.

Connie provides content for the Lexis®PSL Employment Case tracker and contributor to the Age Discrimination chapter of 'Discrimination in Employment' by Tucker and George. In addition, Connie writes numerous employment law guides for internal and external training.

Connie is an active member of the PSL Employment Network (PEN), Industrial Law Society (ILS) and Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, PSL Principal Associate
  • 2015

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, principal associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, associate
  • 2002

    • Education
      University of Leicester LLM (with honours) Employment Law and Industrial Relations
  • 2000

    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, associate
  • 1992

    • Career
      Dibb Lupton Broomhead, assistant solicitor
  • 1990

    • Career
      Needham and James, trainee solicitor
  • 1989

    • Education
      Birmingham Polytechnic, Common Professional Examination and Law Society Final Examination
  • 1986

    • Career
      Needham and James, paralegal
  • 1982

    • Education
      George Washington University, Washington DC, BA with distinction in international affairs