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Tracey Marsden

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1-3 Charter Square
Sheffield
S1 4HS
United Kingdom
Languages English

Tracey Marsden is a Partner in the Firm's Employment group with over 20 years' experience, specialising in all aspects of Employment Law with experience of both contentious and non-contentious issues in the public and private sector.   Tracey is an experienced Tribunal advocate.

She advises on trade union and industrial relations issues, major business transfers, redundancy and restructuring programmes, TUPE related issues, including in the context of public procurement, mergers and acquisitions as well as on the appointment and exit of board directors and senior executives.

Her experience covers a wide range of clients in different sectors, including energy, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, retail technology (including forensic testing and analysis), real estate and retail.

Tracey's practice is national and international. 

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Relevant experience

  • UK Coal on the employment team in connection with the employment issues arising from a second and innovative corporate restructuring following a catastrophic fire at one of UK Coal's deep mines in February 2013. The restructuring was of national importance, preserving over 2000 regional jobs and protecting the pensions of over 7000 former employees. Advice covered immediate and interim workforce solutions, including short-time working, lay-off and secondments to other collieries and subsequently collective redundancies, and TUPE issues associated with the corporate restructuring. Also advised on claims that arose during the administration of the former group, including group litigation for non-payment of redundancy pay and has since advised on the employment issues arising in relation to the closure of the last deep mines in the UK.
  • Lowcost travel group Limited facilitating and advising on the employment advice across 4 jurisdictions (UK, Poland, Spain and Switzerland) in relation to the administration of the Lowcost travel group. 
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council on the employment support required by the Council in relation to its Building Schools for the Future programme, including advice on the application of TUPE, drafting TUPE provisions for contracts between the Schools and service providers and considering the legal status of maintained schools for the purposes of a TUPE transfer
  • Places for People on a number of contracts for the provision of Leisure Management services to local authorities and providing associated TUPE advice and HR support
  • Real Estate Support on numerous property transfers (including hotel chains, shopping centres and office buildings) involving TUPE issues and the employment provisions of Property and Hotel Management Agreements 
  • Data Subject Access Requests of employees – guiding employers through the duties under the Data Protection Act 1998; advising on exemptions and obligations in the context of litigation. 
  • Employment Tribunal dealing with complex claims including whistleblowing, discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Tracey is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association.
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Education

  • 1993 – BA (Hons) Law (2:1), Sheffield Hallam University
  • 1994 – Legal Practice Course (Distinction), College of Law, York
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Expertise

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13/07/2022
Strik­ing Times (2): man­aging in­dus­tri­al ac­tion
As we dis­cussed in our pre­vi­ous Law-Now Strik­ing times: pre­par­ing for in­dus­tri­al ac­tion a wide vari­ety of em­ploy­ers are fa­cing the po­ten­tial for in­dus­tri­al ac­tion this Sum­mer. Since our last re­port, more...
21/06/2022
Strik­ing times: pre­par­ing for in­dus­tri­al ac­tion
The cur­rent land­scape The UK is ex­per­i­en­cing the biggest rail strike in three dec­ades called by the RMT (The Na­tion­al Uni­on of Rail, Mari­time and Trans­port Work­ers), bring­ing ma­jor up­heav­al to the wider...
21/04/2022
CMS ad­vises on in­vest­ment in tech­no­logy solu­tions pro­vider WSD
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised the founder and share­hold­ers of WSD on a ma­jor­ity stake in­vest­ment by Bowmark Cap­it­al (Bowmark), the mid-mar­ket private equity firm. WSD is a lead­ing pro­vider of...
10/03/2022
In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men's Day On­line Event
We are de­lighted and priv­ileged to be host­ing "An Audi­ence with Su­z­anne Wil­li­ams QPM" to cel­eb­rate In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men's Day 2022.  This year’s IWD theme is #Break­TheBi­as - pro­mot­ing a world free of...
20/10/2021
The S in ESG: The role of HR
As ESG be­comes an in­creas­ingly im­port­ant factor for or­gan­isa­tions, what role can HR play in shap­ing the ESG agenda? In our guide the em­ploy­ment team dis­cuss the S in ESG and the role of HR. 
02/09/2021
CMS ad­vises Ne­wRiver on sale of Hawthorn Leis­ure to Ad­mir­al Tav­erns
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Ne­wRiver RE­IT plc (Ne­wRiver), a Lon­don Stock Ex­change-lis­ted real es­tate in­vest­ment trust, on its sale of the en­tire is­sued share cap­it­al of Hawthorn Leis­ure RE­IT...
05/03/2021
Dis­crim­in­a­tion in the pro­vi­sion of goods and ser­vices: “Un­desir­able guest...
As the hol­i­day sea­son is ap­proach­ing and we be­gin our as­cent out of lock­down in­to some form of pre-Cov­id-19 nor­mal­ity, the re­cent press re­ports of an “un­desir­able guest list” held by Pontins hol­i­day...
04/03/2021
Chan­cel­lor con­firms Fur­lough Scheme and Self Em­ployed In­come Sup­port Scheme...
As part of his March 2021 budget and his three point plan to pro­tect jobs, the Chan­cel­lor Rishi Sunak an­nounced on 3 March 2021 an ex­ten­sion to the Coronavir­us Job Re­ten­tion Scheme (CJRS) and the Self...
16/02/2021
A guide to the Coronavir­us Job Re­ten­tion Scheme & Self- Em­ployed In­come...
We ex­am­ine the grants avail­able un­der the Coronavir­us Job Re­ten­tion Scheme (CJRS) and the Self-Em­ployed In­come Sup­port Scheme, both of which are cur­rently ex­ten­ded to 30 April 2021
21/12/2020
CMS ad­vises Bibby Line Group on sale of Cost­cut­ter Su­per­mar­kets Group
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Bibby Line Group on the sale of Cost­cut­ter Su­per­mar­kets Group (CSG) to Best­way Whole­sale, the UK’s largest in­de­pend­ent whole­saler. The agree­ment is part of a planned...
12/11/2020
Ex­ten­ded Fur­lough Scheme: Gov­ern­ment guid­ance pub­lished
This note is cur­rent as at 6pm on 12 Novem­ber 2020 In­tro­duc­tion On Fri­day 6 Novem­ber, we re­por­ted on the ex­ten­sion of the Coronavir­us Job Re­ten­tion Scheme (“Fur­lough Scheme”) fol­low­ing the Chan­cel­lor’s...
06/11/2020
Winter of dis­con­tent? Fur­lough Scheme ex­ten­ded un­til 31 March 2021
This note is cur­rent as at 10am on 6 Novem­ber 2020 In­tro­duc­tion On Monday 2 Novem­ber, we re­por­ted on the ex­ten­sion of the Coronavir­us Job Re­ten­tion Scheme (“Fur­lough Scheme”) for one month, fol­low­ing...