Emma Bufton helps clients to find practical solutions to tricky employment issues in the workplace, from managing long-term sickness absence to complex grievance and disciplinary matters. Emma works with clients to help them resolve disputes in both employment tribunals and in the High Court.
In addition to helping clients with employment disputes, her expertise has also been called on by clients in relation to restructuring and TUPE, dismissals, contract and handbook reviews and general HR advice. Whatever the issue, her aim is to work alongside her client to find the solution that is not only workable, but achieves what they want it to achieve in a smart and commercial way.
Emma enjoys building relationships with her clients, where they pick up the phone to her because they know that she can help them manage the problem that's crossing their desk. A genuine relationship absolutely helps with fitting the pieces of the puzzle together with the client and working to come up with the most viable solutions for them.
Working on an injunction that was served on our client days before the Christmas break! Our clients were in a difficult situation, but had accepted the hand they had been dealt and wanted to reach a practical solution as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Between the pressures of the case and the timing it was definitely high tension, but we managed to vacate the return date of the hearing and achieved settlement a month later.
Emma acts primarily for financial services sector clients, as well as clients in the hotel and leisure sectors.
Emma has experience with helping clients protect their businesses and has assisted them in bringing and defending misuses of confidential information and breaches of restrictive covenants.
Emma has also acted for clients in employment tribunals by helping them to defend claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination.
Emma recently supported a client in negotiating a very favourable exit package.