Emma Gross SA Law

Emma Gross

An experienced adviser in all aspects of employment legislation
Employment Law Team


I help employers and employees with a broad range of issues, with particular expertise in dispute resolution and easing situations that have the potential to damage an employer-employee relationship. This includes negotiating settlements for clients, and advising on a wide range of other contractual issues such as the validity and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Where possible, I help clients to avoid the uncertainty and expense of tribunal proceedings if a satisfactory out-of-court settlement can be negotiated. In situations where a hearing is unavoidable, I benefit from an extremely high track record of success at tribunals, and can help to both prepare your case and represent you on the day. I will also advise you on the prospects of success and potential outcomes, which helps you to choose the most appropriate course of action.

My advisory expertise also covers a range of other sensitive employment situations, including the fair and reasonable application of redundancy procedures.

Prior to my legal training, I worked in the HR team of a prominent London charity for two years, which gave me an excellent practical grounding in the needs and challenges of employers.


  • Advised a furniture manufacturer on alleged breaches of restrictive covenants and restraint of trade clauses.
  • Comprehensive redundancy support to a leading manufacturer of analytical instruments, ensuring legislative compliance and risk minimisation.
  • Advised a large veterinary practice on a sensitive employee exit involving a disabled worker.
  • Data Protection
  • Member of the Employment Lawyer’s Association
  • Qualified in 2012.


  • Taught English in Japan (2005)
  • Level 1 proficiency in sign language

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Ted Baker commits to cultural change after resignation of founder

Emma Gross comments in Personnel Today on Ted Baker founder resigning amid sexual harassment and NDA scandal.

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Managing your team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup

With the World Cup underway, we've produced some tips to help you manage your team during this years' Tournament.

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Predicted consequences of abolition of Employment Tribunal fees

Employment solicitor Emma Gross explains the rises in employment tribunal claims and explains the importance of ensuring policies and procedures are up…

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Uber loses appeal against worker status

Employment lawyer Emma Gross explains what the recent Uber case might mean for other gig-economy businesses.

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Force employers to believe sexual harassment complainants

Emma Gross comments in The Times Brief on the importance of workplace policies specifically dealing with sexual harassment

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The importance of well-drafted covenants

Employment solicitor Emma Gross discusses the importance of having carefully considered and well-drafted covenants.

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What happens to staff when a company goes into administration?

In people Management, Emma Gross, Solicitor at SA Law, assesses the likely outcomes for employees following monarch's collapse.

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GDPR: 12 key changes

Emma Gross explains the 12 key changes to data protection law you need to know.

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Recruiter accused of behaving ‘like a playground bully’ wins tribunal

Employment solicitor Emma Gross comments on a recent case where a recruiter won her claim for unfair dismissal.

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If a sick employee is impeding business, how do you dismiss them fairly?

Employment law solicitor Emma Gross explains that employers need to tread carefully when dealing with situations involving employees pulling a few too…

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One-hour contracts: more exploitation, or gig economy solution?

Could one-hour contracts prove a happier medium between zero-hours contracts and full-time employment?

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