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Paula Kumar

Practice Leader

Practice Areas
Disputes and Litigation
Employment

Paula is a Practice Leader and focuses on commercial, employment and media disputes.

Paula is an experienced litigator and employment lawyer and deals with disputes including breach of contract, copyright and trade mark infringement, breach of confidentiality, shareholder and director disputes, unfair dismissal, discrimination and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Paula also advises on non-contentious employment matters, such as employment and consultancy agreements, disciplinary and grievance procedures, redundancies, HR policies and settlements.

Paula has a commercial and strategic approach to solving disagreements and works closely with clients on complicated issues, leading her to become a trusted advisor to a wide range of clients. She has worked with startups and scale-ups, SMEs, high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, senior executives, retail chains, law firms, financial institutions, charities and media organisations.

Outside of work, Paula enjoys combining travel with challenging outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, canyoning and zip lining.

Memberships: Law Society of England and Wales

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Paula's Expertise

  • Advising clients on breaches of contract and managing strategies to resolve disagreements.
  • Advising clients on shareholder and director disputes.
  • Advising clients on IP disputes and reputational matters.
  • Assisting clients with Tribunal and High Court claims.
  • Assisting clients with general employment and HR queries.
  • Providing clients with strategic advice on exits and negotiating settlements.

We’re an award-winning law firm

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    2023 Economic Innovator of the Year Finalist - The Spectator

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    2023 Law Company of the Year Finalist - The Lawyer Awards

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    2023 Future of Legal Services Innovation - Legal Innovation Awards

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    2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm in APAC - Financial Times