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Partner & Head Of Employment

Rebecca List

Partner & Head Of Employment

Department: Employment Law

Areas of Specialism: Human Resources, incorporating: Absence Management, Commercial HR Advice, Disciplinaries, Discrimination, Employment, Contracts – drafting and advice, Employment Relationship Management, Equal Pay, Grievances, Performance Management, Restructuring and Redundancy, Staff Handbooks – drafting and reviewing; Employment Issues on Insolvency - Automatic Dismissals, Redundancy and Restructure and TUPE; Settlement Agreements – drafting and advice; Tribunal Advice and Representation and TUPE.

Rebecca heads up the firm’s employment team and has over 12 years of working in employment law. She advises on both contentious and non-contentious aspects.

She counsels businesses from SMEs to large international companies, including house hold names on their HR issues. Rebecca is known for her practical and commercial advice and particularly enjoys finding workable solutions for her clients. She prides herself on her excellent client relationships and says that this helps her to properly understand her clients’ needs and enables her to work with them as an extension of their team.

When not advising on often complex HR issues, she also closely supports the firm’s Corporate Commercial and Insolvency teams. This is where Rebecca’s enjoyment of TUPE comes in handy! She advises clients on the TUPE process in Asset Purchases and upon Administration and redundancy in insolvency situations. She also reviews the employee provisions in the relevant Corporate Commercial contracts and advises on Settlement Agreements.

Rebecca conducts her own advocacy in the Employment Tribunal, meaning that she can represent a client in defending a claim, from start to finish. She has a high success rate in defending claims for her clients. In the Employment Tribunal, Rebecca has often successfully represented clients ranging from an SME, to a national brewing and retailing company, to an international logistics company.

  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Absence Management
    • Commercial HR Advice
    • Disciplinaires
    • Discrimination
    • Employment Contracts – drafting and advice
    • Employment Relationship Management
    • Equal Pay
    • Grievances
    • Performance Management
    • Restructuring and redundancy
    • Settlement Agreements – drafting and advice
    • Staff Handbooks – drafting and reviewing
    • Tollers HR
    • Tribunal
    • TUPE
  • Types of Clients:

    Rebecca works for a number of clients in a variety of industry sectors including:

    • Education; and
    • Local authorities and charities.

    However, Rebecca prides herself on being expert in:

      • Manufacturing
      • Warehousing
      • Logistics and transport
      • Sales, retail and hospitality industries.

    Making her an end to end specialist for those industry sectors.

  • Professional Memberships & Accreditations:

    Rebecca is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

In her spare time Rebecca loves to travel and is a keen rugby supporter, her favourite team being Wasps, which can cause some friendly discussions in the Northampton office, with her colleagues and her clients!

Rebecca is available to meet at the following offices: Northampton Office

What Our Clients Say About Rebecca
Rebecca provided clear, expert guidance and advice.
Mr Mark Williams
What Our Clients Say About Rebecca
Clear, concise and professional service. Just what is required, especially for infrequent users of this type of service.
Mr Paul Van Veggell
What Our Clients Say About Rebecca
I have used the services of Tollers and particularly worked with Rebecca for more than 10 years. Rebecca consistently offers prompt and pragmatic HR practitioner advice rather than 'legal speak' and has been a key part in our ER approach.
Deborah Parker
What Our Clients Say About Rebecca
Rebecca List represented and advised Check4Cancer in 2016-2017 regarding an alleged case of unfair dismissal raised by the former Managing Director. I worked very closely with Rebecca who took our own evidence and turned into the official bundle with great attention to detail. In the time before the preliminary hearing, Rebecca made us aware of the likely scenarios and managed our expectations in a professional yet caring manner. In addition, she handled repeated attempts by the Claimant to disrupt the process with a firm and effective approach. Following the final hearing in September 2017, we were delighted by the judgement that rejected the claim for unfair dismissal. This was largely due to Rebecca’s thorough preparation and understanding of the case, which led to the judge documenting that our evidence “was consistent and should be favoured”.  Attendance at an employment tribunal exposes small companies to a process that is alien and stressful, but Rebecca worked closely with us to manage out concerns and make that process as smooth as possible. Rebecca combines great attention to detail with a drive and ambition to be one of the best in her field of employment law, while looking after her clients in a caring yet professional manner. As a result, I would have no hesitation in recommending Rebecca to any company that requires expert advice on any aspect of employment law.
Professor Gordon Wishart - Chief Medical Officer - Check4Cancer Limited
What Our Clients Say About Rebecca
We have worked with Rebecca and Tollers for more than 5 years and she is our go-to person for complex employment law issues. She is well-liked by me and my team, responsive and uses her knowledge and experience to develop pragmatic options and advice which takes account of organisational context. Rebecca is an excellent and very professional advocate who cuts through detail to develop very clear and effective arguments. She is clearly passionate about her work and determined to get the best possible results for us, including cost-minimisation. I have no hesitation in recommending Rebecca and the quality of her work to organisations in the public and private sector.
Susan Gardner-Craig

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