Emily Atkinson


Emily trained at Bristows before joining the employment team as an associate in September 2020. Emily has experience advising employers on the employment aspects of corporate M&A deals, as well as providing stand-alone employment advice. She has experience drafting employment documents and agreements, such as employment contracts, company policies and handbooks, settlement agreements and consultancy agreements. Emily has also supported clients in dealing with employee disputes and litigation.

Emily was recently involved in advising on the employment aspects of WPP’s purchase of Satalia, the global leader in enterprise AI. She was also 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 is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Industrial Law Society.


  • LLB Law, University of Leeds
  • Qualified 2020

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