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Laurie Ollivent

Senior Practice Development Lawyer Employment & Incentives, London

"As an Employment Senior Knowledge 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."


Laurie is a Senior 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 sessions tailored to clients’ cultures, policies and practices. With extensive 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 expertise in the role of PDL and is a key contact for clients as part of their core Linklaters’ teams.

Laurie has particular expertise working with businesses on diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is a core member of the Linklaters Diversity Faculty, advising businesses on legal, regulatory and business issues relating to diversity and inclusion. She also has a keen interest on the future of work more broadly, and regularly advises business on issues relating to workplace culture, ESG and employee activism. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on these issues and is a trusted source for clients on market trends in this space.