Olivia Sinfield, Partner, UK
Olivia has more than sixteen years’ experience of advising employers and senior executives in the full range of contentious and non- contentious issues arising during the employment life cycle including:
– Employment Tribunal litigation including high value bonus claims;
– Restrictive covenants and injunctions;
– Restructuring and collective redundancies; and
– Business critical issues including board disputes, change management and discrimination claims.
Olivia leads a team of employment lawyers specializing in ‘GDPR for HR’ advice and runs the ‘GDPR for HR’ client network group. This involves advising in respect of all data protection issues impacting on HR including employee data breach, employment related DSAR’s (for which we offer a bespoke service) and employee surveillance and monitoring issues. She presents regularly on employment related privacy issues. Olivia regularly works alongside our Workforce Solutions team to provide holistic advice and practical solutions to any business involved in the supply of people based resourcing solutions.
Paul Matthews, Partner, UK
Paul is a Partner in Osborne Clarke’s pensions practice, advising both employers and trustees on all aspects of pensions law. His work covers scheme establishment, merger, benefit changes, winding-up and regulatory compliance, as well as the drafting of scheme documentation and member communications, with a particular focus on the Tech, Media and Comms sector. He has been advising on pensions-related matters for nearly twenty years. He also advises life offices in relation to with-profits fund matters, including in relation to guaranteed annuity rates. He advises on the pensions aspects of acquisitions and disposals, and handles contentious and non-contentious work, including cases before the Pensions Ombudsman and High Court claims.
Rachael Oakley, Senior Associate, US
Rachael is a UK employment lawyer based in Osborne Clarke’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices. As part of Osborne Clarke’s international employment team, Rachael supports US headquartered and international companies in time zone with their UK employment and global expansion needs. She works closely alongside Osborne Clarke colleagues and local counsel to coordinate cross-border projects and international employment law issues. Rachael has particular experience working closely with fast growth and house-hold name technology businesses. She has a wide range of experience across both contentious and non-contentious employment matters and advises on all aspects of employment law from day-to-day queries, performance management issues, discrimination and grievance cases, dismissal processes, employment documentation and all data protection issues impacting on HR.