Pam is an experienced employment and business immigration lawyer.
Upon joining the firm in 2013, Pam set up a team of lawyers specialising in employment law acting principally for employers, owner managers and senior executives. She works closely with James Leo, Employment Partner, in leading the team.
Pam provides clear and pragmatic advice to clients and provides bespoke solutions.
She acts for UK based clients, as well as those headquartered overseas including Europe and the US.
Pam is listed in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 as a key lawyer.
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All employment law areas including redundancies/ restructures, TUPE, restrictive covenants/confidentiality matters, complex disciplinary and grievance matters, settlement negotiations, discrimination, family friendly rights and business immigration matters.
Pam advises a number of key Wilkes clients who rely on her for advice on strategic and sensitive legal issues. Pam is also a successful tribunal advocate and represents her clients in employment tribunals.
Successfully resolved a complex, multi-jurisdictional injunction claim in the High Court relating to a breach of post termination restrictive covenants by a former senior employee based in Dubai working for a UK based employer.
Advised on handling of a detailed and sensitive grievance investigation instigated by multiple staff alleging harassment against the Chief Executive Officer, and ensuing disciplinary and dismissal processes and handling of public relations statements internally and externally.
Advice on sponsorship licence applications and sponsoring of workers from overseas, and responsibilities of employers with regard to sponsor licences.
Advice on sole representative visa for key worker of US business setting up new branch in the UK and related employment law issues.
Advice on potential prosecution of employer relating to employment of illegal workers.
Detailed guidance to foreign headquartered company on the closure of UK office and ensuing employee redundancy/restructure programme.
Training managers & HR personnel on equality and diversity issues and other topics.
Pam advised on a highly complex and sensitive matter. Her advice was excellent. Through her involvement, we reached a successful outcome that significantly reduced the Association’s financial exposure. She showed great support to the Association and its senior officers at a challenging time.
- Graham Lymn (Interim CEO) & Abi Pattenden (President), National Association of Funeral Directors
Pam Sidhu has been our sole trusted legal adviser on UK employment law issues for the last approximately 6 years. She has advised on the full spectrum of employment law issues from day to day HR matters to more complex and highly sensitive matters. She collaborated very well with our team in the UK and has worked closely with our headquarters in Rotterdam. I have found her to be a very skilled professional, who gives solid advice. Pam is always quick in her responses and I have enjoyed our cooperation.
- Jacomien Drost, HR Manager, Eneco Headquarters, Netherlands
Pam advised on employment law issues in relation to some difficult and complex negotiations. I am in no doubt that we would not have achieved it without Pam’s help and expertise. I enjoyed working with Pam; her advice was at all times clear, comprehensive and to the point.
- M Malcolm, General Secretary, Sales Staff Association