Mali

Mali Smith

Consultant Solicitor

T: 01689 834705 | E: ms@austenjonessolicitors.co.uk

Mali began her career in law as a barrister, requalifying as a solicitor in 2008. Her main areas of practice are employment law, commercial law and dispute resolution. She regularly represents clients in both contentious and non-contentious work and is also a member of the Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA).

Mali has a wealth of experience acting for high-net worth employees and employers in respect of employment tribunal and employment appeal cases on issues including:

  • Employment terms and conditions
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Automatic unfair dismissal
  • Deduction from wages
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedure
  • Whistle blowing
  • Sex and race discrimination
  • TUPE (transfer of Undertakings)
  • Restrictive covenants
Non-contentious

Mali is happy to put her considerable skills to use in an advisory role, most recently assisting a major construction company on a collective redundancy for over a hundred employees. She is also an expert in drafting contracts of employment, company policies and employee handbooks.

Commercial law

Mali endeavours to provide her clients with a one-stop shop for all their business needs. This ranges from advising and negotiating to the drafting of all kinds of commercial contracts such as distribution agreements, sale and services agreements, website terms and conditions of business, shareholder agreements, call options and partnership agreements. Her skills are often called upon to advise companies’ clients from different jurisdictions on international commercial issues, mediation, compromise agreements and international arbitration.

Dispute resolution

A Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Mali boasts extensive experience in liaising and negotiating between litigating parties. In 2005 she joined the ICHEIC (International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims) as in-house Counsel where she advised arbitrators on law and procedure and drafted arbitration awards.

Mali Smith

Consultant Solicitor

Mali Smith pic

T: 01689 834705 | E: ms@austenjonessolicitors.co.uk

Mali began her career in law as a barrister, requalifying as a solicitor in 2008. Her main areas of practice are employment law, commercial law and dispute resolution. She regularly represents clients in both contentious and non-contentious work and is also a member of the Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA).

Contentious

Mali has a wealth of experience acting for high-net worth employees and employers in respect of employment tribunal and employment appeal cases on issues including:

  • Employment terms and conditions
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Automatic unfair dismissal
  • Deduction from wages
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedure
  • Whistle blowing
  • Sex and race discrimination
  • TUPE (transfer of Undertakings)
  • Restrictive covenants
Non-contentious

Mali is happy to put her considerable skills to use in an advisory role, most recently assisting a major construction company on a collective redundancy for over a hundred employees. She is also an expert in drafting contracts of employment, company policies and employee handbooks.

Commercial law

Mali endeavours to provide her clients with a one-stop shop for all their business needs. This ranges from advising and negotiating to the drafting of all kinds of commercial contracts such as distribution agreements, sale and services agreements, website terms and conditions of business, shareholder agreements, call options and partnership agreements. Her skills are often called upon to advise companies’ clients from different jurisdictions on international commercial issues, mediation, compromise agreements and international arbitration.

Dispute resolution

A Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Mali boasts extensive experience in liaising and negotiating between litigating parties. In 2005 she joined the ICHEIC (International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims) as in-house Counsel where she advised arbitrators on law and procedure and drafted arbitration awards.

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