Louise Bloomfield - DAC Beachcroft
Louise Bloomfield

Louise Bloomfield is an Employment lawyer and heads our Leeds employment team.  She specialises in advising major corporates on all aspects of employment law, with a particular focus on restructuring, TUPE, industrial relations and restrictive covenants.  She is also Head of our EPL (Employment Practices Liability) team which supports insurers and their insureds on EPL claims across the UK.

Louise's experience includes:

  • Secondments with the in-house legal team at Asda Stores Limited and with the Group Legal team at Royal Mail Group in London;
  • Leading a project team to advise a multi-site national logistics provider on its largest-ever restructure, including threatened national industrial action, resulting in significant organisational change and over £50m p/a savings;
  • Advising a major high street retailer the disposal of part of its group and transitional service arrangements post-sale, and its approach to issues such as holiday pay and collective consultation in light of significant case law decisions;
  • Managing a UK wide team to advise on and handle 100s of EPL tribunal claims for large global insurers, as well as advising their insureds via bespoke helplines.

Louise is also an active member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association having being elected as North East Representative 2009-2012. 

Endorsements

Louise is listed as a "Leading Lawyer" in the Chambers & Partners UK and the Legal 500 which state:

“a sector leader who punches above her weight', and praised for her ability to deal with complex TUPE issues and reorganisations of companies” (Legal 500 2019)

“Louise Bloomfield provides a wide range of services in the employment sphere, with particular experience in restrictive covenants and industrial relations” (Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2019)

“she offers commercially-focused advice and fully understands the needs and culture of our business” (Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2018)

“Louise Bloomfield leads the practice’s advice to corporate employers including McDonald’s” (Legal 500 2017)

"Louise Bloomfield leads the team for commercial sector employment law, and is particularly knowledgeable on TUPE, restructurings and collective consultation, and also employment practices liability insurance cases." (Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2016)

Louise advises a number of clients in the retail and hospitality sector, for which she is recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” for retailers in the Chambers & Partners UK Guide.

 

 

 

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