Abigail Holmes


Abigail has experience advising on the full range of both contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

She regularly advises on the employment aspects of work place investigations, including into sensitive matters such as allegations of sexual misconduct, retaliation and discrimination. She also advises on the employment aspects of a range of corporate transactions, including M&A and IPOs. Further, Abigail has experience advising on claims conducted in the Employment Tribunal, including whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims.

Abigail spent six months on secondment to Heathrow Airport and, prior to joining the firm, Abigail studied Philosophy and Politics at the University of Bristol.



Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2020


LLM, Commercial Legal Practice, BPP University London, 2018

Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University London, 2017

BSc, Philosophy & Politics, University of Bristol, 2016

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.