Corinne is an immensely experienced and highly respected employment lawyer. She advises both employers and senior executives in relation to the full spectrum of employment-related issues. She particularly enjoys dealing with equal opportunities-related issues in the workplace and acting in relation to (often hard-fought) whistleblowing claims.
She also enjoys the strategic challenges of team moves and post-termination restrictions (whether acting for team members, the prospective new employer or the existing employer). Much of her work is in the financial services sector, but she is also active in a wide range of other sectors.
Examples of recent work:
Corinne has recently been acting for a senior executive against a major bank in relation to a whistle blowing claim, achieving a favourable resolution after having issued employment tribunal proceedings.
She has recently been advising an employer client in relation to unfair dismissal, age discrimination and whistleblowing claims. The dispute was resolved and litigation was avoided.
She has also recently been advising an employer client in relation to a collective redundancy exercise, assisting the client to deal with the matter in an orderly and considerate way, while at the same time minimising any legal risks.
GFI Group v Eaglestone: a leading High Court case in relation to the enforcement of garden leave clauses
Barton v Investec: a leading Employment Appeal Tribunal case in relation to sex discrimination with regard to bonuses
Tullett Prebon v El Hajjali: a High Court case concerning liquidated damages clauses in employment contracts
Western Union Services v Anastasiou: an Employment Appeal Tribunal case in relation to whistleblowing
Comments from clients and directories:
Corinne Aldridge is recognised as a “standout performer” in the employment market. She is said to “exude calmness and confidence”; one source comments “she sees straight through all the emotion that surrounds employment issues and gets right to the heart of the matter” Chambers UK Guide to the Legal profession
“I just wanted to say that the good position that I feel in now is to a very large degree due to the excellent advice that I received from you … I felt at all times that you were giving me excellent dispassionate professional advice while completely alert to my personal circumstances” Senior executive client
Before joining Archon as a partner in 2006, Corinne co-founded and was a partner in another specialist employment law firm, Aldridge Parker; she has also been a partner in international firms Bird & Bird and Denton Wilde Sapte.
Corinne is a contributor to Termination of Employment (Bloomsbury) and Tolley’s Employment and Personnel Procedures. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the Industrial Law Society and the International Bar Association.
She is a trustee of a children’s charity, Kids’ City, which aims to advance the education and development of school-age children through providing recreational and educational activities outside school.