Ann Bevitt is head of the London office's Employment and Labor Group and Privacy and Data Security Group. Her broad-ranging practice covers all aspects of employment law and employment-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious, with a focus on multi-jurisdictional restructurings, managing global HR projects, such as employee policy harmonisation, and international reorganisations, outsourcings, insolvencies, and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Bevitt also has extensive expertise and a specialism in international data protection and privacy.
Ms. Bevitt works with a wide range of clients, from governments, multinationals, and large corporations to individual senior executives, from a broad spectrum of industry sectors including insurance, hotel and leisure, music, banking and financial services, venture capital and private equity, recruitment and employment, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and technology.
Ms. Bevitt has rights of audience in all civil courts, and significant experience as an advocate. She was called to the bar in 1992 and practiced as a barrister specialising in employment law for seven years before qualifying as a solicitor in 2000. As a former barrister turned solicitor, Ms. Bevitt has the skills to provide clients with advice and support at every stage of their matters.
Ms. Bevitt regularly writes for a wide variety of legal and HR publications, including the Financial Times. She is a contributing author in the publication, Employee Privacy: Guide to US and International Law and is co-author of the publication, A Guide to Hiring and Firing in Europe.
Ms. Bevitt is involved in various professional organizations, including the Employment Lawyer's Association, the Industrial Law Society, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the International Bar Association's Discrimination and Gender Equality Committee and Employment and Industrial Law Committee.