Allison Whiston - Head of Employment and Commercial

Allison Whiston

Allison is a solicitor and the Head of DAS Law’s Employment and Commercial Departments.

She has more than 12 years of employment law experience advising commercial clients and private individuals.

Experience: Allison qualified as a solicitor in 2004 with Pollecoff Solicitors, a niche London firm. She also worked at Lyons Davidson before joining DAS Law in 2013.

Allison has considerable litigation experience having represented clients in employment tribunal proceedings dealing with issues ranging from unfair dismissal and redundancy to lengthy and complex discrimination cases.

Speciality: Allison specialises in advising commercial organisations so that they understand their legal obligations and do not fall foul of the law. In cases where an organisation is facing a claim, Allison’s expertise lies in resolving disputes by early intervention and balancing the business and reputational risk of defending a claim in an Employment Tribunal.

Examples of her recent work include:

  • Advising a SME on an unfair dismissal claim following a restructure of its business
  • Advising a Nationwide Care Home on a complex multi discrimination and wages claim
  • Advising a Further Education College on a termination of a Senior Executive.

Allison is committed to obtaining the best outcome for her clients, and she always ensures that her advice is clear, practical, and above all meets her client’s objectives.

Commercial team

The Commercial team consists of 6 highly experienced and niche lawyers who provide a non-contentious specialist service to business clients, including drafting and advising on contracts. The teams are friendly and approachable and have a depth of knowledge and experience.

Employment team

Allison leads a team of 20 specialist Employment Legal Advisers who handle claims heard in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal. The team also advise commercial clients in relation to all aspects of their business needs, including:

  • Reviewing contracts
  • Dealing with complex internal grievances or disciplinary matters
  • Guiding an employer through their options if they wish to end an employment relationship.

Tel: 0117 917 1991


Commercial Team

Sylvia Kong - Assistant Manager – Contracts

Employment Team

Kimberly Manning - Assistant Manager

April Keefe - Employment Team Leader

Catherine Almeida - Team Leader

Joe Nicholls - Team Leader

Bianca Huggins - In-house Counsel