Emily Atkinson


Emily has experience advising employers on the employment aspects of corporate M&A deals, as well as providing stand-alone employment advice and supporting clients on all aspects of employment litigation. She also has experience drafting employment documents and agreements, such as employment contracts, executive service agreements, company policies and handbooks, settlement agreements, and consultancy agreements.

Emily’s work frequently has an international element. She has coordinated international projects, including one which involved obtaining advice on COVID-19 regulations in over 50 jurisdictions. In addition to this, Emily is often involved in corporate deals within the technology and life sciences sectors, including advising on the employment aspects of WPP’s purchase of Satalia, the global leader in enterprise AI. Separately, Emily was part of the Bristows team advising Dutch private equity group Waterland on its purchase and re-organisation of the Priory Group, which involved over 21,000 employees.

Emily trained at Bristows before joining the employment team as an associate in September 2020. Emily is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Industrial Law Society.


  • LLB Law, University of Leeds
  • Qualified 2020

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