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.
Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
Admitted as barrister, England and Wales, 1994
News & insights
Blog Post: 21 OCTOBER 2020
Today is International Pronouns Day, a day to educate others that a personal pronoun should be determined by the individual.Read more
Blog Post: 13 OCTOBER 2020
Somewhere along the way, the idea that white people are superior to others has taken root in society, like a stubborn weed in the garden. It’s everywhere and people are so used to seeing it, they…Read more
Blog Post: 17 AUGUST 2020
This is the first in a series of blogs on redundancy, covering developments and issues that can be challenging for employers. It will culminate in a seminar in the autumn.Read more
Publications: 29 MAY 2020
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.Read more
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