Emily Plosker

Managing Associate

 

Office: 020 3828 0350
Direct: 020 3828 0359

EmilyPlosker@bdbf.co.uk

Email Emily

Emily Plosker

Managing Associate

 

Office: 020 3828 0350
Direct: 020 3828 0359

EmilyPlosker@bdbf.co.uk

Email Emily

Emily started her career as an employment lawyer with BDBF when she qualified in 2012. 

Emily was recognised by Chambers and Partners 2022 as an “Associate to Watch”.  She is described as: “extremely conscientious…organised and she really cares about her clients” and  “outstanding – she has first-rate knowledge of the law and she has very good client care skills.”

During the past 10 years, Emily has gained a wide range of employment litigation experience, acting for both employees and employers in the Employment Tribunal, in discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing cases in the legal and financial services, private equity and media sectors.  Whilst she is an experienced litigator, she is an expert in negotiating favourable and confidential settlements on behalf of her clients which avoid the need to start employment tribunal or court proceedings.  

Emily advises both employers and employees on dismissals, redundancies, settlement agreements, employment contracts and restrictive covenants. 

On the employee side, Emily supports senior employees in grievances and disciplinary proceedings.  Emily’s particular focus is advising senior women returning to work after maternity leave and in whistleblowing, pay and bonus disputes. 

For employers, Emily has assisted with conducting independent grievance investigations and regularly advises HR professionals and SMEs with resolving work related disputes.  She also delivers training, and most recently delivered HR focused training at a French Chamber of Commerce event.  

She is recognised as having a pragmatic and commercial approach by her clients. Clients have said the following about Emily:

“This is also my opportunity to thank you for your thoroughly professional and yet wonderfully compassionate advice and guidance. I am extremely grateful that you took the time to advise me of my legal rights, the likely practicalities of pursuing those rights and also managed to identify and placate my specific anxieties and concerns, without me even needing to spell them out.” 

“I have dealt with lawyers before, and the experience was always very neutral at best. Working with you has been very much an experience to the contrary though: many thanks for your valuable advice and counsel. Without your help, expertise and positive attitude, I do not think we could have achieved the outcome that we now have.” 

Some examples of recent cases Emily has worked on are:  

  • representing a number of women in a joint discrimination, unfair dismissal and equal pay claim against a financial services institution;
  • acting for a whistleblower against a global real estate company / fintech start-up firm; and 
  • settling a dispute for an individual who had recently been dismissed following a period of adoption leave. 

Emily is a fluent French speaker and advises francophones (individuals and corporates) on UK employment law issues.

Française par affiliation, Emily conseille les Français.es et Francophones sur la législation du travail au Royaume Uni.

Emily lives in Palmers Green with her family and is the Trustee of Scene & Heard.