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Mali Smith

Legal Director

Mali specialises in advising and representing both businesses and individuals on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters.

"The team has a particularly strong track record of successfully handling discrimination claims."

Legal 500

Experience

Having started her career as a barrister, employment law litigation is Mali’s expertise.  Mali has some 20 years’ experience of dealing with the full spectrum of employment law and employment tribunal claims, including defending claims for discrimination, restrictive covenants, Redundancy and TUPE.

  • Advised a construction company on TUPE and collective redundancies with a view of saving costs for the client.
  • Drafted and advised big commercial client on restrictive covenants that reduced substantially the client’s risk of employees soliciting clients and employees.

Negotiated an agreement on behalf of the employer, where the employee who claimed in excess of £50,000 received a nominal sum and a basic reference. This outcome enabled the employer to save management time and money.

"They're professional, approachable and explain things in layman's terms."

Chambers UK

Career

After been called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn, Mali worked for an International American company that compensated Holocaust survivors. Mali went on to represent many employers and employees in variety of employment tribunals working for some of the best solicitor firms in the UK.

Memberships

  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Interests

Outside work Mali enjoys family life, authentic music, concerts, theatre and spending relaxed time with friends.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Charlie Higgins - Trainee HR Paralegal
Charlie Higgins Trainee HR Paralegal
Gemma Clarke - Employment Law
Gemma Clark Solicitor
Kashmir Dosanjh - Employment Lawyer
Kash Dosanjh Solicitor