Julia Woodhouse

Solicitor, Employment

Julia qualified as a Solicitor in 1995 and has specialised in Employment Law since 2000. She is a trusted adviser to both employers and employees. She has a wide range of experience in bringing/defending Employment Tribunal proceedings ranging from unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings), unlawful deduction of wages, breach of contract and less favourable treatment of part-time workers, amongst other claims.

Julia is also experienced in drafting documents such as contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements, staff handbooks, policies, consultancy agreements, post-termination restrictive covenants and settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements). She also provides strategic advice to employers on commercial transactions, such as TUPE.

Julia works closely with employers, guiding them through disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and other procedures and finding practical solutions to employment/HR issues.

She also advises directors and other employees who personally experience workplace issues. She provides a sympathetic ear, whilst providing objective advice and cost-effective solutions to employment issues.

Julia is committed to finding the most appropriate route to resolving her clients’ employment problems, whether this be negotiating and advising upon Settlement Agreements or bringing/defending Employment Tribunal proceedings.
She also presents seminars to clients and other third parties on employment topics which have included: social media and employee risks, age discrimination, unfair dismissal and restrictive covenants.

Julia is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. She is also a French speaker and obtained a diploma in French Legal Studies at the Robert Schumann University in Strasbourg.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Latest blog posts...

Can I ask for a Settlement Agreement from my employer?

4th June 2019
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Either you or your employer can start a discussion about the possibility of entering into a Settlement Agreement. Settlement Agreements are agreements which can be used to waive employment claims which you may have against your employer and are entered into between you and your employer. Usually this will involve the termination of your employment and a sum of money will be paid to you to...

My employer has given me a Settlement Agreement – what is it and what should I do?

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Settlement Agreements are often offered by an employer to an employee, without any prior warning. If you are the employee in question, this can leave you wondering about the implications and your next steps. Settlement Agreements are agreements which can be used to waive employment claims which you may have against your employer. Usually this will involve the termination of your employment and...