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Rose Sunter


Rose acts for employers in the public and private sectors, including local government, and sometimes for employees on a full range of employment related issues.

Her work includes advising on the terms of employment contracts; employment status; policies and procedures and their implementation; public sector equality duties; disciplinary, capability and grievance investigations; compromise agreements; employment tribunal claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment and victimisation, whistle-blowing, redundancy, TUPE and equal pay; high court or county court claims arising for example from alleged breach of restrictive covenants, discrimination or protection from harassment; appeals to the EAT, Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

Rose also advises on the TUPE and pensions aspects of outsourcing projects and the re-letting of commercial contracts for public authorities.

Rose has wide experience of administrative and regulatory law, local authority housing litigation, consumer and planning prosecutions, licensing, data protection and freedom of information issues and challenges, standards challenges, human rights, commercial disputes, judicial review, child and adult social services, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

Key specialisms include:

  • defending complex unfair dismissal and discrimination claims;
  • drafting clear concise and effective documentation; and
  • termination of contracts of Chief Officers including statutory officers.

Rose is a member of the Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association.


Joined Sharpe Pritchard

Previous Employment
Assistant Solicitor at London Borough of Croydon; Principal Solicitor at London Borough of Lewisham; Senior Lawyer in the Consumer Affairs division of the Office of Fair Trading



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Recent work

  • advising a London local authority on a complex grievance and associated disciplinary investigation leading to a dismissal on the basis of breakdown of trust and confidence. Successfully defending a claim for unfair dismissal, race, sex and age discrimination and applying for costs;
  • advising a public authority on potential claims following disputes over the installation of IT software;
  • successfully defeating an application to the Information Commissioner’s Office for disclosure of commercially sensitive information for a district council.


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