Vikki Cunliffe


Vikki trained at the firm choosing to specialise in employment law on qualification as a solicitor in April 2019. Vikki is based in our Manchester office but is a member of the national Employment & Pensions department and acts for both clients in the north west and throughout the UK.

Vikki has a broad advisory and contentious practice centred around providing pragmatic and business focussed solutions to employers. Many of Vikki’s clients operate in regulated sectors including real estate, charity, social care and education.

Vikki supports clients through the full range of day-to-day sensitive employee relations issues, including absence and performance management, employment status, disciplinary and grievance cases and recruitment and retention. Vikki also has experience in drafting bespoke employment contracts and policies, drafting and negotiating COT3 and settlement agreements and advising on the enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants.

Vikki also works with clients on strategic projects including redundancy consultations, changes to terms and conditions, TUPE (tendering, insourcing and outsourcing) and provides support on corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations.

On the contentious side, Vikki is an experienced litigator and advises on complex employee exits and a large part of her work is handling and representing clients in Employment Tribunal claims ranging from unfair dismissal and unlawful deductions to discrimination, equal pay and whistleblowing. Vikki also has experience of handling breach of contract claims in the County Court.

Vikki regularly delivers interactive tailored training sessions to HR professionals and she is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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