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Laurie Ollivent

Practice Development Lawyer, Employment & Incentives, London

"As an employment lawyer, I work closely with a network of clients to help keep them up to speed and abreast of legal and regulatory developments relating to employment and HR, getting to know their businesses, policies, practices and cultures in order to provide market insights and trends relevant to them."

Overview

Laurie is a Practice Development Lawyer (“PDL”) in the Employment & Incentives group, a role unique to Linklaters.
 
As PDL, Laurie works closely with clients to provide updates on market trends, legal and regulatory developments and provides legal training and advisory sessions to clients, including bespoke training sessions tailored to clients’ cultures, policies and practices. With over seven years’ previous experience as an employment lawyer advising clients on their advisory, contentious and transactional people-related matters, including high-profile litigation, senior terminations and appointments, international restructures, outsourcings, workplace culture and general day-to-day employment matters, Laurie offers a balance of legal and market experience in the role of PDL and is a key contact for clients as part of their core Linklaters’ teams.
 
Laurie has a keen interest in the technology sector. She works closely with a number of tech clients and also works alongside tech businesses at Wework. Laurie co-created TechLinks, an online portal designed for small and start-up tech businesses to provide access to the key employment resources and know-how they need to grow their teams the right way from the start. Laurie also regularly comments and speaks on employment and tech related topics, and works closely with Crowdcube as part of their post-funding service delivery programme to tech companies.