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Elizabeth Graves, Partner

Elizabeth Graves


Practice areas

  • Employment law
  • Employment litigation and dispute resolution
  • Financial institutions
  • Health and life sciences

Practice notes

Elizabeth is an employment partner in the Human Resources Practice Group at Eversheds Sutherland. She joined in 2011 having worked in the employment, pensions and benefits team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP for over 10 years.

Elizabeth co-leads the financial services employment sector team at Eversheds Sutherland. She also co-leads Eversheds Sutherland's International Life Sciences sector team.

Elizabeth is described by Legal 500 as "a leading light in cross-border employment matters … clients describe her as 'an exceptional lawyer - dependable and commercial with high emotional intelligence and good regulatory insight'."

Elizabeth acts predominantly for clients in the financial services, life sciences and technology sectors.

She is highly experienced in managing the employment aspects of cross-border M&A transactions and in managing day-to-day international employment advice for clients in multiple countries as well as major international projects. Her contentious workload involves the management of complex high-value employment tribunal litigation, often involving discrimination and/or whistle blowing.

Elizabeth has also acted in a number of cases involving transfers of undertakings, including a £50m claim for failure to inform and consult.

Elizabeth has completed secondments to two financial institutions and to one global media company as VP International Employment law. She is regularly quoted in the press and media and is the co-editor of Bloomsbury’s "Financial services - an employment practitioner's guide". She is a keen supporter of diversity, acting as a Gender Network Champion for Eversheds Sutherland.