Mary Goldsbrough

Mary Goldsbrough

Mary has over 15 years’ experience advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.

Mary mainly acts for employers, but also advises unions and employees in senior positions. Her clients’ main sectors include pharmaceutical, retail, utilities, manufacturing and gaming.

Her work has included advising a former non-departmental public body on a large scale (2,500 employees) redundancy exercise and defending the subsequent £45m class actions brought by two trade unions and 1,600 claimants. She is also advising a major manufacturing company on pension scheme issues.

Mary is a qualified trainer and regularly provides training on employment law issues (including GDPR/ Data Protection Act 2018, conducting investigations, and dealing with absences) to a wide range of audiences including local authorities, housing associations, and NDPBs.

Mary Goldsbrough has advised Remploy Limited on a range of issues of employment law, including in relation to TUPE and its effect on contracts that we have successfully tendered for. Mary’s awareness of our business means that she can suggest practical workable solutions to issues as they arise. Her advice is clear and easy to understand.

Jean Cabena, FCIPD – HR Director at Remploy Limited

  • Advising a number of clients on the employer obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Advising Remploy on the potential application of TUPE specifically the service provision change (SPC) provisions set out in regulation 3(1)(b), to the cessation/winding down of the Work Choice and Work Programme schemes (together the Existing Programmes) and the introduction of the Work and Health Programme (WHP).
  • Advising NDPB and educational establishments on pensions, admitted body status provisions and a requirement for them to be a guarantor.
  • Defending a claim valued at £200k for unlawful deduction from wages, unfair dismissal under TUPE, breach of contract, and whistleblowing.
  • Defending a claim under s189 TULRCA 1992 brought by 1600 claimants against an NDPB and valued at £6million claim, working with a leading QC.
  • Assisting a major global manufacturer in relation to a pensions issue involving senior employees.
  • Change management
  • Collective disputes and industrial action
  • Collective bargaining and negotiation
  • Collective consultation
  • Contract and policy drafting
  • Corporate governance
  • Data protection
  • Executive dismissals
  • Freedom of information
  • Industrial relations
  • Pensions
  • Redundancy programmes
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Trade union and collective bargaining issues
  • TUPE
  • Employment law training

Career

  • Senior Associate, Capital Law Limited (2014 – Present)
  • In-house Employment lawyer, Remploy Ltd (2009 – 2014)
  • Solicitor, Shakespeare Putsman (2000 – 2008)

Education

  • Cardiff University: BA in English (1980 – 1983)

Memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales