Louise is a specialist employment lawyer advising employers, employees (at all levels) but with a main focus on senior executives, particularly those within the media and financial sectors, and self-employed individuals (whether engaged directly or via a service company) on all aspects of employment law. She places a particular emphasis on the resolution of contentious issues through negotiation, and only where necessary and appropriate, via the Employment Tribunals and/or Civil Courts.
Louise specialises in claims involving dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and breach of contract and, in respect of the latter, is very experienced in disputes surrounding bonus/commission arrangements, confidentiality obligations and post-termination restrictions.
She provides both clients and HR professionals with regular, and often day to day, strategic advice and support in relation to all employment queries from contract negotiations and the recruitment stage through to the implementation of workplace policies, termination and any accompanying exit discussions. She frequently advises upon settlement agreements (often high value and with a corporate aspect such as statutory appointments and shareholdings), the management of senior executive/board departures and team moves. She prides herself on providing her clients with pragmatic, sensible and commercial advice.
Louise is highly skilled at drafting and advising on bespoke employment documentation to include employment contracts and director service agreements, consultancy agreements (to include IR35 advice) and workplace policies: in particular family rights, flexible working, performance management, disciplinary and GDPR. She also regularly advises clients and corporate solicitors with regard to complex restructuring and redundancy consultation, outsourcing and all elements of the TUPE process.
Louise is commended by her clients for being ‘academic, well versed in law with first class industry knowledge’, for providing ‘fast, sound and sensible advice’ and for being ‘a safe pair of hands’ in times in crisis.
She works closely with Head of Department, Elizabeth Johnson, on matters and together they have been recognised by Legal 500 as being a formidable team.
Client testimonials published in the Legal 500 2021 edition include:
‘Louise Rogers was the epitome of professionalism – she was very personable, clear in her position, and knew when to push in negotiations’.
‘Louise Rogers executed her legal strategy with great precision, paying close attention to detail, no stone was left unturned …….. At all times it felt like Louise was ten steps ahead with the negotiations with my employer’s lawyer trying to keep up responding to Louise’s requirements’.
I could not have asked for a better solicitor than Louise Rogers. At a high stress time she gave me the kind of straightforward and knowledgeable counsel I needed. I would recommend her wholeheartedly and without any hesitation’.
‘Louise Rogers was incredibly thorough in assessing my case and needs, she provided solid, detailed and thoughtful advice on how to proceed, she was at all times totally clear as to direction, actions and approach in managing my case and it was at all times, a pleasure to work with her……..I would firmly recommend her to others’.
She is also experienced in advising in commercial dispute resolution having been involved in disputes ranging from high value debt collection to the enforcement of personal guarantees and professional negligence.
Qualifications and Experience
Louise gained a LLB (Hons) Exempting from the University of Northumbria and was admitted as a Solicitor in February 2010. She has specialised in employment law since her admission.