Abigail provides responsive, commercial and pragmatic employment law advice to businesses and senior executives.

A trusted adviser to clients ranging from national organisations to start ups, Abigail has extensive experience in a wide variety of employment law matters including restructures and business change processes, TUPE issues and tribunal claims.

She frequently advises senior executives on their terms of employment and exit arrangements. Abigail delivers bespoke in-house training to clients on a range of employment and people issues.

Abigail was featured in the Top 10 ‘Most notable employment lawyers from The South’, Business Today, 2023

Work highlights

TUPE claim

Acting for a national organisation in a complex TUPE claim connected to a service provision change.

Founder shareholders exit

Leading the employment aspects of the exit of two founder shareholders from a tech business.

Senior executive exit

Acting for a senior executive in connection with his exit from a PLC, successfully negotiating the accelerated receipt of shares and other favourable terms.

Service contract

Advising on the TUPE aspects of a service contract worth in excess of £40 million.

Court of Appeal defence

Successfully defending an Academy Trust in the Court of Appeal, following complex tribunal litigation (Kilraine v Lion Academy Trust [2020] EWCA Civ 551).


Acting for a local authority on the employment aspects of the disaggregation of a shared services partnership.

Recent articles

Media spotlight

Is age discrimination in the workplace illegal?

Abigail Maino shares her insights for Cosmopolitan on whether age discrimination in relation to pay reviews is in fact illegal.

Abigail Maino


Media spotlight

To what extent are menopausal women protected under law?

Abigail Maino shares her insights with FM Business Daily on an employer’s legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for employees going through menopause.

Abigail Maino



Globalisation – working without international borders (part 3)

This episode is part three in our podcast series on globalisation in the world of work, where we consider the issue of whether it is prudent for employees to engage in work whilst abroad. Should there be a balance between granting such opportunities and effectively overseeing them?


Media spotlight

Will those who suffer a miscarriage have parental rights?

Abigail Maino looks at the rights of miscarriage versus stillbirth and considers for The Times whether legislation is changing

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