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Sasha Willmott, Principal Associate

Sasha Willmott

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Employment law

Practice notes

Sasha is a Principal Associate in HRPG based in Cambridge and qualified in 2006. She joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2015 and has over 10 years' experience advising clients on employment law.

She was recognised as one of the firm's "next generation" lawyers in the Legal 500 2017 ratings and “garners praise for her work in life sciences, not-for-profit and education sectors” in Legal 500 2018.

Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, she spent several years working in industry as an in-house lawyer for one of the UK's largest retailers.

She has a firm commitment to the Cambridge market and helps a number of our local clients achieve their global ambitions by leveraging the firm's international reach to provide cross-border employment advice.

Recent instructions include advising on a cross-border restructure of a Cambridge based client with offices in the Netherlands. She also recently led on the restructure of the compliance function of a prestigious London not for profit client, which included strategic advice on consultation with the union. Sasha sits on the Advisory Committee of a Cambridge based community interest company, Form the Future and supports their work in building links between local employers and schools.

Sasha is a versatile lawyer with strong client relationship management skills. She is the lead employment lawyer for a major US diversified industrials client, providing UK and some cross-border advice. Sasha has also assisted with advising another US client on the employment implications of a corporate acquisition across 6 jurisdictions in Europe and Asia.

Sasha has considerable experience of employment tribunal litigation and her contentious workload includes unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, contractual disputes, discrimination and executive terminations. She has advised on matters in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.