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Rebecca Sawbridge

Partner | Birmingham

“Rebecca Sawbridge gives concise, clear advice and is never fazed.”
Chambers & Partners, 2024

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About Rebecca

Rebecca is a Partner and Head of Employment in our Birmingham office. She has 20 years’ experience in advising on employment law, having specialised in this area since she qualified.

Rebecca advises predominantly corporate clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including discrimination, executive terminations, TUPE, business reorganisations, trade union issues, employment contracts, policies and procedures, dismissals and disciplinary/grievance procedures.

She has substantial experience of handling a wide range of employment disputes, both in the tribunal and courts, and is also an effective presenter of training on employment and HR matters.

Rebecca gained a First Class Business degree at Cardiff University before qualifying as a solicitor at Eversheds in 1999. She built her career with Gowling WLG, McGrigors and Shoosmiths before joining Freeths in 2010 as a Partner.

Rebecca is listed as a Recommended Lawyer and Leading Individual in the Legal 500 (2024 edition) and as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition).

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  • “Rebecca is excellent and offers a consistent level of support over many years.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • “Rebecca is very supportive and responsive.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "We use Freeths for all of our employment law issues and we have found them to be exemplary. Rebecca Sawbridge – very helpful and also responsive."

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "Freeths LLP has never let us down no matter the diversity of the advice we seek. No matter the topic the high level service either from the firm d...

    The Legal 500, 2022

  • "She is responsive, supportive, practical and extremely efficient. I am always confident of receiving timely responses from her and her advice has...

    Chambers & Partners, 2022

  • "Rebecca Sawbridge – dedicated, passionate, knowledgeable, approachable – to name a few."

    The Legal 500, 2022

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