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Zoe Lomax

Senior Associate

Zoe Lomax advises a spectrum of clients from large international organisations to national businesses on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

Zoe is particularly experienced in assisting clients to robustly defend claims pursued by current and former employees, including complex claims involving multiple claimants and respondents. Zoe's extensive litigation experience includes claims relating to equal pay, whistleblowing detriment, unfair dismissal, time off for trade union duties, various aspects of discrimination and unlawful deduction from wages.

Zoe’s practice also includes advising on substantial changes to terms and conditions of employment, large scale redundancy exercises and TUPE outsourcing projects. In addition, Zoe regularly advises on the employment aspects of national and international corporate transactions.

Zoe has advised on multi-jurisdictional change projects including in relation to the implementation of new benefits schemes, the closure of offices and service provision change.

Zoe frequently volunteers to assist with pro-bono projects, which has involved working with organisations such as The Prince's Trust, Unicef, Hollaback! and The British Red Cross.


  • Successfully defended an international beverage company against an extremely time sensitive interim relief hearing application relating to a claim for dismissal for trade union activities.
  • Advised a major UK financial services client on service provision change and potential redundancy implications of the re-tender of a global facilities management contract across over 60 jurisdictions.
  • Advised an international facilities management company in relation to a high value equal pay, victimization, sex discrimination and disability discrimination claim from a current employee, involving complex legal and employee relations issues.
  • Advised a large food manufacturing client in relation to a national project involving substantial changes to terms and conditions of employment, with specific focus on individual and collective consultation requirements concerning both unionized and non-unionized sites.
  • Advised a resourcing and consultancy firm in respect of a significant claim pursued by a self-employed contractor in relation to disability discrimination, race discrimination, holiday pay and failure to comply with the national minimum wage, requiring substantive advice in relation to preliminary employment status issues.
  • Advised a real estate development client in respect of their prospective purchase of a hotel, in particular the TUPE implications dependent upon the structure of the sale and redundancy consultation requirements.
  • Advised a global nutritional ingredient company regarding the defence for a claim pursued by a former employee against multiple respondents in different jurisdictions, concerning whistleblowing detriment and automatic unfair dismissal.
  • Univeristy of Leeds LLB (Hons) Law, 2011
  • Collage of Law, Manchester, Legal Practice Course, 2012

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association