Sarah Russell is quoted by the BBC

Our expert Sarah Russell has been quoted by the BBC in an article on pay transparency and equal pay reforms in California. Sarah was talking about the international implications of changes to laws to require pay to be show in adverts in NY and California. These changes are likely to impact on changing culture and practice in banking and tech across the world, including in the UK. These are core sectors in Sarah’s practice. If you do work in tech or banking and you need any support with employment difficulties, whether these relate to discrimination, redundancy, unfair dismissal or restrictive covenants, please do give Sarah a ring on 07985 106 233 or contact her on

Sarah Russell is invited to speak on harassment for Forum Training

People Complete Speaker Cards 002 300x171 Sarah Russell is invited to speak on harassment for Forum Training

Sarah is a recognised expert on discrimination law. She will be providing this online lunchtime training, ideal for interested individuals, managers, senior leaders and HR professionals of all levels. Go to to book a place.

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We have been assisting employees with settlement agreements and redundancy advice, and providing employers with furlough agreements and other help with staffing issues.

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Fox Whitfield Change of Address

From 30 December 2018 our new postal address will be:


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We will still operate in Manchester and will still have access to meeting rooms in our current Didsbury address but all post should be sent to our new address in Kent.

Sarah Russell discusses the Gender Pay Gap on the BBC


Sarah Russell ( has today been on the BBC News and BBC World talking about the gender pay gap. 

Several large companies have recently released their gender pay information, ahead of the compulsory deadline for the public and private sector in April.  Easyjet, Ladbrokes and Phase 8 all showed significant gender pay disparities.  Many companies attributed the difference to the fact that they have more men at a senior level, and more women in less senior, customer service-type roles. 

In Sarah’s experience the situation is considerably more complex, with women at senior levels typically being paid less than male colleagues.   Women actually now out-earn men on average in their twenties, but unfortunately the gap develops in a woman’s late 30s.  It is often connected to maternity, part-time worker and/or age discrimination.

 If you have concerns about these issues, please contact Sarah by email or mobile for a free, no obligation discussion.

http://BBC News – Gender pay gap: More than 500 firms reveal their figures