Lauren Wilkinson


Lauren has experience in contentious employment matters, having been heavily involved in complex litigation regarding claims of discrimination, unfair dismissal, and whistleblowing detriment.

She has also worked on a number of investigations into discrimination, whistleblowing detriment, and bullying. Lauren’s experience also includes advising on employment related aspects of multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions and various advisory matters.

She has been seconded to the firms in-house legal tech team, and uses her knowledge of legal technology in her legal practice ensuring her clients get the most commercial advice.


Representative matters

Multinational universal bank on an Employment Tribunal claim for whistleblowing, bullying, race and disability discrimination in London.

Multinational investment bank on an acquisition and related employment issues.

University on a number of unfair dismissal claims brought by former lecturers.

American multinational investment bank on an investigation into sex and race discrimination in London.

Pro bono

Working with the Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership as part of the reading and writing schemes.

Working with a mental health charity on researching the decriminalisation of suicide.

Part of a team drafting a Staff Handbook, employment contract, and secondment agreement for a charitable start-up.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)



England and Wales, 2021


LLM, Commercial Legal Practice, BPP, 2019

LLB Law, Durham University, 2018


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.