Victoria Young

About

Victoria is a Director of Watershed, an experienced solicitor and Watershed's Legal Compliance Officer.  She has a first-class Honours degree in Forensic Science and Law and qualified as a solicitor in 2007.

Victoria has dealt with all aspects of contentious, non-contentious and advisory work as an employment lawyer.  She has successfully defended tough and complex cases at employment tribunal and has advised employers on lots of topics including unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay, constructive dismissal, union recognition, collective redundancy, changing terms and conditions, and TUPE. 

On behalf of clients, she has carried out extensive investigations into whistleblowing allegations, gross misconduct and complex grievances against senior executives.  Victoria has drawn up contracts and service agreements for senior staff and directors, carried out job evaluations, advised on schemes for pay, carried out negotiation with unions on behalf of clients, negotiated and drafted settlement agreements, and drafted and advised on restrictive covenants. 

 

In her 'preventative' work, she trains HR managers and gives them advice on day-to-day discipline, conduct, absence, performance and redundancy.  Victoria has wide skills and a firm grasp of how to apply the law.  HR Directors value her input as a trusted advisor. She provides commercial and pragmatic advice and cost-effective solutions to clients.

Areas of expertise

  • Employee relations

  • TUPE

  • Discrimination

  • Executive agreements

  • Restructuring

  • HR policy and process

  • Restructuring

  • Employment tribunal litigation

  • Settlement agreements

  • Workplace investigations 

Contact details

e-mail: vyoung@watershed.law

Phone: 07715495711