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Adam Leith

Position: Senior Associate

Adam specialises in the education sector, advising schools on converting to academy status and providing post-conversion support to academies on a range of issues with a particular focus on employment law and staffing issues.

Recent experience

  • Advising on the employment law implications of the Academy conversion process
  • Successfully defending a school against a claim for disability discrimination in the Employment Tribunal
  • Advising a school on a complicated disciplinary case involving serious safeguarding allegations
  • Negotiating and drafting a Settlement Agreement with a senior member of school staff
  • Delivering training on employment law to HR professionals in the education sector

Professional memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Work history

2015 to present, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

2011 to 2015, Employment Solicitor, then Interim Principal Lawyer, Suffolk County Council

2009 to 2011, Trainee Solicitor, Suffolk County Council 

Personal interests

Outside work Adam is a keen musician, and enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.


Contact details

Tel.       +44 (0)20 7593 0280

Fax.      +44 (0)20 7593 5099

Email.   aleith@wslaw.co.uk

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