In 2018 Lisa Mayhew became Co-Chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner with Therese Pritchard. Previous to this, Lisa was Berwin Leighton Paisner's Managing Partner.
In 2017, Lisa was named as one of only two 'eminent practitioners' in employment law in Chambers & Partners directory.
Ranked as a ‘leading individual’ in employment law since 2012 by legal directory Legal 500, Lisa is known for successfully defending employers in large and complex employment disputes. Her work has typically been at Boardroom level, for example acting on executive hires and severances, discrimination proceedings, cases of whistleblowing, or on major corporate transformation initiatives. Work of this nature is always highly sensitive, has significant reputational ramifications and typically involves substantial, 7-figure sums.
Lisa’s clients have included eight of the world’s largest banks plus other FTSE-level or large private companies in sectors such as retail and energy. Lisa completed in-house secondments at Merrill Lynch and John Lewis Partnership.
While keeping clients out of court is often the first priority, Lisa has represented clients in the High Court or at Employment Tribunals over 50 times. In all cases, Lisa has focused not just on winning, but in achieving the right outcomes for the client and protecting their reputation, based upon an appreciation of the publicity and regulatory aspects of each case.
A regular guest speaker at industry events and author of multiple published articles, Lisa also co-wrote a book published by Sweet & Maxwell on “Discrimination: Remedies and Quantum”
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