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Tracey Marsden


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1-3 Charter Square
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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  • 1993 – BA (Hons) Law (2:1), Sheffield Hallam University
  • 1994 – Legal Practice Course (Distinction), College of Law, York
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