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“Stephen Oxley and associate Sophia Zand are quickly responsive and attentive. They are advising us in a tricky process and are navigating us skillfully through it.”Legal 500, 2020
Sophia is an associate in our employment team. She joined Wilsons as a trainee in 2012 and qualified as a solicitor in 2014.
Sophia provides commercial and strategic advice to a range of employers on a wide variety of employment matters including contracts, handbooks, restructures and redundancies, complex exits and grievance and disciplinary matters. Experienced in employment tribunal proceedings, she defends businesses in a broad range of claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination and breach of contract.
In addition, Sophia acts for independent schools who wish to withdraw from the Teachers' Pension Scheme which includes advising on the collective consultation process and effecting a change in terms and conditions.
Sophia provides practical and timely advice with a focus on solutions to support her clients. Sophia regularly speaks at the firm's HR and Trustee Training events and provides bespoke training in house.
Recent testimonials for Sophia include the following:
"Knowing you were always on the end of the phone and a constant voice of reason and calm throughout helped me particularly. Also the speedy turnaround of work towards the end was critical I think in getting us across the line."
Independent school client, 2020