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Alexandra Besnard

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Alexandra is a French national who has established a life and legal career in the UK. Alexandra qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and immediately specialised in Employment law. She joined the firm in March 2015.

Alexandra is recommended in the Legal 500, identified as a Recognised Practitioner in Chambers & Partners and singled out for being "very helpful" and for her "pragmatic approach" and "ability to deal with fragile clients where extra care is required"..

Alexandra’s experience includes advising on the terms and effect of Settlement Agreement, developing policies and procedures for employers without an HR department, tackling complex contentious issues including Tribunal claims involving complaints of bullying and harassment, discrimination and Whistleblowing, as well as unfair dismissal, advising both employees and employers from the private and public sector.

Alexandra also has experience in advising in respect of capability, disciplinary and grievance issues, investigating complex grievances as an independent investigator (including in particular serious complaints of race discrimination), absence management, workplace reorganisation and redundancies, advising both on selection matrices and consultation process. Alexandra has also represented clients in various mediations.