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Victoria Mitchell

Associate Partner

Victoria Mitchell Head of Employment Farleys Solicitors Associate Partner

Victoria is Head of the Employment Law & HR Department at Farleys. Victoria specialises in employment law and HR for both employers and employees and sports law.

Victoria is regularly instructed by:

  • Employers of all sizes and business sectors, including directors, senior managers, HR advisors and other decision-makers;
  • Employees from both the private and public sectors and from junior to senior executive and director level;
  • Sports clubs and organisations, sports professionals and the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA) and its members;
  • Police officers and the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW); and
  • Regulated Professionals.

With considerable commercial expertise and experience, Victoria provides pragmatic and commercially focused advice and business solutions to employers on all areas of HR and employment law. These areas include employee exits, settlement agreements, redundancies, re-structures, disciplinary, dismissal and grievance matters, TUPE, performance management and sickness absence together with contracts of employment, staff handbooks, consultancy agreements and service agreements.

Victoria is also highly experienced in employment law and HR for employees; providing straightforward and efficient advice on an employee’s legal position and his/her options. Victoria provides expert advice in relation to settlement agreements and termination/severance packages and negotiations, contracts of employment and disputes, disciplinary action, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, grievances, breach of contract, bullying and harassment, discrimination and whistleblowing.

Victoria has vast experience of representing both employers and employees with Employment Tribunal claims, defences and proceedings.

Victoria is frequently consulted as an expert in employment law, HR and sports employment law by the media and also various publications including Lancashire Business View, Insider magazine, Radio Lancashire, Radio 5 Live, ITV’s Coronation Street and the BBC.

Notable cases

What people say about Victoria

“Thank you so much you have been brilliant.”David Bradford, Employment Client

“Prompt and professional service from Victoria at all times, I felt assured and well supported through a very difficult time – I appreciated Victoria’s knowledge and straightforward approach to my case.” – Ms S, Employment Client

Professional Memberships

Victoria is a member of the Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association

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