Rising Star

Sacha Sokhi

Associate gunnercooke llp

Member Details

Jurisdictions
  • England
Address
1 Cornhill
London EC3V 3ND United Kingdom

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Biography

Sacha specialises in employment law and has a background in dispute resolution. She provides pragmatic and commercial solutions for employers and employees in all aspects of employment law.

Sacha acts for a variety of clients from senior executives to SMEs. She has represented clients in the Employment Tribunal for claims involving unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, victimisation and whistleblowing. Sacha has also assisted clients in bringing Breach of Contract claims in the County Court and High Court.

Sacha provides a range of assistance to start-up businesses and venture capitalists from a commercial employment perspective, including advising on business models, drafting terms of service and reviewing company policies and procedures. As well as dealing with contentious matters, Sacha is able to advise businesses on non-contentious employment law issues including internal grievances and disciplinaries, restrictive covenants, contracts of employment and exit agreements.

Works for

  • Employers / Businesses
  • Employees / Individuals

Key Experience

  • Advising a multinational company on worker-status issues of their start-up enterprise;
  • Acting for a football club in arbitrational proceedings;
  • Acting for several lecturers bringing Employment Tribunal claims for disability discrimination;
  • Advising a consultant on the enforceability of post-termination restrictive covenants.

Professional Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • London Young Lawyers Group

Education

  • King’s College London – BA in English Literature
  • College of Law – Legal Practice Course

Firm Description

gunnercooke is a full service corporate and commercial law firm, that operates in a different way. Our firm was created to allow lawyers to play to their strengths and focus their priorities on what they are good at and what they enjoy. As a firm, we are ambitious and strive to create an environment and infrastructure that allows our lawyers the freedom to provide and maintain a first class service to our clients.  We always seek to be innovative so long as it benefits our clients and our lawyers.

What we do not have is the overwhelming baggage of some law firms – we are not weighed down by time sheets or targets of any kind internally, as each lawyer’s relationship with gunnercooke is that of an independent partner working within the structure that our firm provides – and consequently our lawyers’ first and last priority is serving our clients’ best interests.

We comprise solely senior lawyers. At present, we are 100 partners, operating nationally and internationally via offices in London and Manchester.  Every senior lawyer in our firm has a minimum 10,000 hours’ experience in practice.

95% of our senior lawyers have spent time in-house or in business. We are seasoned negotiators, clear communicators and true business advisors. We understand the impact of our legal advice in the wider commercial context and the importance of project management, strategy, timeliness and momentum. 

We operate via fixed fees. We provide certainty and transparency over the cost of our services, agreeing scopes of work and providing fixed fee quotes that will never change.  This enables us to work closely with our clients to manage their legal budget and to ensure that our objective is entirely aligned with efficiency and performance to our clients’ deadlines. It has a significant impact upon the way we work: we realise that it is in neither our own nor our client’s interest to prolong a matter, or overcomplicate our advice.  We do not have the same, expensive cost base of traditional law firms which means our rates are highly competitive.

To find out more about how we work with our clients, please visit our website:

www.gunnercooke.com