Testimonials

 

"Aileen’s expertise and experience in employment law ensured that I was provided with the best advice, guidance and support during my redundancy negotiations. Aileen has a solid, practical approach and will tell you where you stand – even if it’s not what you want to hear! This valuable contribution helped me secure the best possible outcome both financially and strategically.”

Vice President, Global Electronic Payments Company

 

"Aileen reviewed an employment contract for a Headship post on my behalf. The contract required some review and a number of amendments. Aileen talked through the amendments which she suggested might be helpful in great detail. She was hugely patient when explaining about the legal implications of certain clauses and extremely efficient and timely, both when responding to me, or to the solicitors with whom she was dealing on my behalf.

 

Aileen is approachable, clear, thoughtful and efficient and I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for this service; her knowledge of contract law, based on my experience, is excellent.”

Headmistress, leading London prep school

 

“I called upon Aileen’s advice when issues arose around my directorship, company shares and employment generally. I found Aileen’s approach refreshing as she really worked with me to offer the best advice for my particular situation and recognised that whilst she was the legal expert, I was the one who knew the people that I was dealing with and how they might react so we needed to work together to develop a strategy. She was a pleasure to work with and made a very stressful work situation much more bearable for me.”

Marketing Director, leading fashion brand

 

"Aileen has worked for us on a number of employment law issues, including contractor engagement terms and on the TUPE and TULRCA provisions in an outsourcing contract of major significance for the firm. Aileen provided us with timely and relevant advice and drafting on these topics, with clear and practical guidance on the more complex issues raised. As a start-up with a limited budget and high time-pressure we place great value on quick responses, accessibility, practicality of advice and cost-efficiency, all of which we have had from Aileen. We would certainly use her again for similar work."

Legal Counsel, Financial Planning Company

 

"Earlier this year, I worked with Aileen Hitchins on some of the legal/HR issues that arose following my redundancy. Aileen worked with me to improve the terms of my redundancy agreement and has been a very valuable advisor. She has always been available and provides proper advice on the issues, always highlighting what would be the options and possible outcome. In the end, we managed to amend positively some of my restrictive covenants which was extremely valuable to me."

MD, Major Investment Bank

 

"Aileen came highly recommended to me and proved invaluable when I was accused of harassment at work. She supported me through dealing with the allegations that were made against me – both at the grievance stage and when I was personally named on a tribunal claim form. She also helped me through my own grievance and was a huge support on all levels. This was an extremely stressful period for me and Aileen provided consistent guidance and advice – without which I would have been lost. In the end, Aileen successfully settled both the claim against me and my own claim – ensuring I got a very significant pay out from my former employer. I would gladly recommend Aileen to you."

HR Director, Housing Association, London

 

"I was recommended Aileen when I was accused of under-performance at work and called to a formal disciplinary and I did not know where to turn. Throughout the process Aileen Hitchins was highly professional and an excellent ally. She took the time to understand all of the issues involved and worked with me on constructing a competent and effective strategy to deal with the situation – ultimately negotiating a very favourable exit package for me. Aileen was responsive to all of my inquiries, timely in meeting deadlines and an exceptional value – Magic Circle quality of work and excellent value for the money."

Global Strategy Director, Large Insurance Firm

 

"Thank you so much for your presentation yesterday. We all found it incredibly informative – knowledge is power and I know that we all now feel a lot more confident dealing with these issues in the future. Thank you once again and we look forward to having a longstanding working relationship with your company."

Managing Director, PR agency, London

 

"Aileen advised me on a number of contractual issues. She was very responsive and replied very quickly to my queries. The advice she gave was always very clear and delivered in a way that was very easy to understand. She offered a very professional but friendly service which was great value for money and I wholeheartedly recommend her."

Television news presenter, London

 

"We are very pleased we instructed Aileen Hitchins. She understands the needs of business and has provided practical and commercial advice alongside an impressive in depth knowledge of employment law. We do not have any hesitation in recommending Aileen Hitchins and will be instructing her again."

Corporate Affairs Director and Legal Counsel, Limited Company, Beauty Industry, Buckinghamshire

 

"When you find yourself in the middle of a redundancy process whilst on maternity leave you need legal advice that is clear, authoritative and ultimately, empowering. Aileen Hitchins provided me with just that advice, she took the time to take me through every step of the redundancy process, discussed and formulated a clear strategy of action for me and gave me the support and confidence I needed during a potentially unsettling time. I would recommend Aileen to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position."

Television Producer, London

 

"When I suffered discrimination and unfair treatment at work, Aileen provided prompt and extremely practical advice to guide me through the process I needed to follow to raise my concerns. As someone with little knowledge in this area, I don’t know how I would have managed without her advice. She supported me through each stage - from my internal grievance and appeal, to my attempts to obtain further information and on through my subsequent tribunal claim. Her "can-do" approach and adaptability in dealing with challenging timescales also eased the inevitable stress. Aileen's technical excellence coupled with her commercial awareness and experience makes her an excellent choice."

Lawyer, City of London

 

"Aileen is friendly and self assured in her business dealings, and from our initial consultation I felt confident that I would be receiving both accurate and strategic legal advice. I would definitely recommend her."

Senior marketing manager, London






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