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Sheila Fahy

PSL Counsel


Fahy Sheila
Sheila Fahy

PSL Counsel


Sheila is the UK employment team's professional support lawyer Counsel. She focuses predominately on client-facing know-how, products and training.

The employment team is widely recognised as one of the most exciting and proactive groups with regard to sharing employment intelligence with clients and Sheila is, in large part, responsible for this reputation. Sheila is renowned for bringing colour and pizzazz to everything she does. She conceived products such as "The Little Red App", an employment app for iPhones and iPads, and seminars packaged in contemporary wrappers including "I’m an employee, get me out of here” addressing constructive dismissal, and "TrickyLeaks", dealing with protecting confidential information. She is a prolific user of social media, tweeting professionally under @sheilafahy, and a regular contributor to the employment team’s blog Employment Talk.

Sheila Fahy writes on subjects including whistleblowing, social media and all equality issues and discrimination for Employment Talk published by Allen & Overy.

News & insights

Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast: Indonesia’s proposed Omnibus Law - an employment perspective

Following on from last week’s episode, this time on G&R Airtime we are diving a little deeper into the provisions of Indonesia’s proposed Omnibus Law and in particular we look at the section dealing…

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Conducting Covid-19 coronavirus risk assessments – Ten key issues for UK employers to consider

As UK organisations begin to think about returning to the workplace, here are ten key issues for in-house counsel and HR teams to consider when conducting risk assessments. 

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Publications: 22 MAY 2020

Towards a “Covid-19 coronavirus secure” workplace: 15 key ways for UK employers to comply and manage risk

UK Employers will be busy preparing their workplace and return to work strategies in response to the UK Government’s guidance on working safely during the coronavirus pandemic (the Guidance). Here are…

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Publications: 19 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and UK employment law: staying ahead of the key risks to your workforce

The London employment team held a call on the real-time key issues caused by the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak that organisations need to consider when managing their UK workforce.

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Admitted as barrister, England and Wales, 1994

Published work

Published in legal journals on subjects ranging from disability discrimination to stress

One of the authors on Personnel Today's One Stop Guide to Information and Consultation