Lizzie Field

Of Counsel

Lizzie is an employment law and immigration law specialist with an expertise in cross-border and international matters.

She advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. Contentious experience includes acting for employers on complex, sensitive and high value discrimination and whistle-blowing cases as well as unfair dismissal and breach of contract claims.

Lizzie is experienced in advising on reorganisations including redundancies (individual and collective), changing terms and conditions of employment and outsourcings; TUPE; disputes involving allegations of discrimination, bullying and whistle blowing; negotiating senior exits; secondments and international assignments. She also has experience of dealing with cross-border disputes arising from the relocation/transfer of staff.

Lizzie regularly assists clients with all aspects of sponsor licence compliance, prevention of illegal working and visa applications for international employees and their dependants under the points-based system and other immigration categories. With expertise in both employment and immigration law, Lizzie is well placed to assist and advise clients on all aspects of the relationship with staff including recruitment, relocation, retention of talent and termination.

Lizzie is the co-editor and author of the England and Wales chapter of “Employment Law in Europe” (Bloomsbury Professional).

Lizzie joined Bristows as an Of Counsel in September 2021 and is part of the employment team. Prior to this, she spent 14 years at a leading city firm during which time she undertook secondments with a global insurer and a UK regulator.

Credentials

  • BA (Joint Honours), French and Italian, University of Bristol
  • GDL and LPC, University of Law
  • Qualified 2008