Annabel Gillham

Annabel Gillham


University of Bristol (B.A., 1998)
University of Law of England & Wales (G.D.L., 2000)
University of Law of England & Wales (L.P.C., 2001)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Annabel Gillham is a partner of Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP based in our London office. She leads the London employment practice and has developed particular expertise in employee data protection as a member of the Firm’s renowned global data privacy team. Her practice spans cross-border counselling, support on transactional matters and investigations, and litigation.

Ms Gillham works across a variety of sectors including technology, retail, financial services and energy and frequently manages multi-jurisdictional advice for international clients. Her practice includes advice on cross-border labor and employment matters; employee benefits and executive compensation; litigation; internal investigations; and privacy and data security.

She regularly helps senior management and HR executives with the “people” aspects of takeovers, restructuring projects, business and share sales and outsourcings. She also helps clients defend UK Employment Tribunal claims (e.g. for unlawful discrimination, equal pay, whistle blowing and unfair dismissal) and advises on team moves.

Ms Gillham helps clients on all aspects of GDPR compliance and regularly advises organizations facing ICO enforcement action. She has developed niche expertise in complex areas such as the collection and use of data relating to criminal offences and the application of data protection law to insolvency practitioners.

As an experienced litigator with experience in helping clients defend group litigation, Ms Gillham helps clients develop their strategy for responding to regulatory action and court claims relating to the use of employee and customer personal data.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in January 2017, Ms Gillham practiced at a London-based international law firm.

Ms Gillham regularly designs and presents employment and data protection law training and updates to senior managers and HR executives and is involved in preparing responses to UK government consultations.

Ms Gillham is also qualified to practice in the British Virgin Islands, where she spent three years advising on cross border commercial litigation and insolvency matters, including high value board and shareholder disputes, freezing orders and third party disclosure orders.

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