Asha is an employment lawyer providing day-to-day employment law advice to corporates and senior executives, with particular expertise in TUPE, redundancies and reorganisations. Her client base is varied, ranging from companies within the energy (particularly windfarms) and maritime sector to advertisers and technology.
She has worked on a number of matters relating to the application of TUPE on conclusion of operation and maintenance agreements (OMAs) and service and warranty agreements (SWAs). She also has expertise in TUPE within the outsourcing context. Asha also assists in implementing large-scale redundancy exercises and advising on collective consultation requirements.
Asha has worked on a number of high-value and high-profile corporate transactions, and has a wealth of experience drafting and negotiating directors’ service agreements and non-executive agreements. She has also assisted with a number of high-profile senior executives’ departures.
Additionally, Asha is a regular speaker on employment law matters for clients as well as for other organisations, including ILAG (the trade body representing members from the Life Assurance and Wealth Management Industries) where she recently presented to its Non-Executive Forum on the legal aspects of whistleblowing affecting the financial sector. She also speaks on behalf of the CIPD and at client events hosted by Michael Page Plc. She is the author of the ‘Employment Law’ chapter of the UKTI’s publication, Business Guide to the UK.
Redundancies / Restructuring
Day to day employment law advice
“Clients single out the 'exceptional, empathetic and commercially sound' Asha Kumar, who acts for a wide range of clients in the maritime and energy sector.”
Legal 500 2017
A member of the Employment Law Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales
|2018||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2000 - 2018||Watson Farley Williams | Associate then Partner|
|2000||Qualified as a Solicitor|