Senior Associate Solicitor
I am passionate about all individuals having access to justice and have chosen to act only for employees. I have a particular interest in disability/sex discrimination, redundancy/unfair dismissal, employee status, and pregnancy and maternity rights.
Main areas of practice: Constructive dismissal, breach of contract, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal, maternity rights, whistleblowing, redundancy, TUPE.
SRA ID: 166239
About Andra Saunders
I have over 20 years experience working in the field of employment rights, becoming a solicitor in 1994. I am passionate about individuals having access to justice and have chosen to act only for employees/workers. I have a particular interest in constructive dismissal, breach of contract, disability/sex discrimination, redundancy/unfair dismissal, employee status and pregnancy and maternity rights, with a genuine enthusiasm for what I do.
I also have considerable experience of advising on settlement agreements and an understanding that clients usually require a swift resolution in order to achieve closure and move on with their lives.
I fully recognise that each client’s employment situation is unique and I am committed to ensuring that the balance of power between an employer and employee is redressed with regard to any potential conflict within the workplace. My extensive experience of conducting claims in the Employment Tribunal has honed my advocacy skills and I obtain successful outcomes for my clients. I have brought claims in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and County Court.
I have advised and represented a wide range of clients University Lecturers, Senior Managers, Lawyers and individuals within the television and entertainment sector, to name but a few.
I have run a number of complex and high profile discrimination cases. One such notable case involved a gay client who suffered from bipolar disorder being accused of sexually harassing a male colleague in a BBC news room. My client was successful in a claim before the Employment Tribunal of disability discrimination against the BBC. This case obtained national news coverage.
I am familiar with high value negotiations and I have acted on behalf of claimants in multi-party actions against their employers, most recently acting on behalf of a group of 25 claimants.
Client care is my top priority and minimising the stress involved in a case as much as possible for clients. I am tenacious, conscientious and dedicated to achieving a successful resolution for my clients without the need for protracted litigation but if necessary will leave no stone unturned to achieve the required outcome for my client.
I have regularly presented training courses on all aspects of employment law matters.
Notable cases/Key achievements
- Monaco Solicitors Senior Associate Solicitor - 2017 to date
- Thompsons Solicitors LLP Executive - 2009 to 2017
- Hackney Community Law Centre Solicitor - 2000 to 2009
- Tottenham Legal Advice Centre Solicitor - 1996 to 2000
- Kingsway College Student Union Adviser - 1994 to 1996
- Hickman & Rose Solicitors Trainee Solicitor - 1993 to 1994
- Lomasney and Co. Trainee Solicitor - 1992 to 1993
What our clients say…
I'm fortunate that I actually work with employment lawyers and have access to some legal education. In the course of discussing my own case however, Monaco Solicitors was literally the only firm I came across who solely represented employees, who speedily got back to me, genuinely had my interests at heart and were consistent and correct in their advice. Because of this it was really easy to build a relationship of trust and confidence. Andra Saunders never once bamboozled me with legalese, comforted me and understood a stressful and very difficult situation, was a constant source of support and fount of legal knowledge. Thanks to Andra I was ultimately able to reach a speedy settlement with minimal stress and time, when I could have easily walked away with nothing due to time restrictions. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Monaco Solicitors to other employees, and cannot speak highly enough of Andra. Anonymous
I contacted Monaco following a Google Search regarding an employment issue that I was faced with and having had no experience of anything like this before needed some advice. Andra was brilliant, she called me back promptly, she was very professional but also very personable and put me at ease straightaway. My employment issue was resolved quickly and professionally. I am really grateful to Andra and would thoroughly recommend her and the services of Monaco. Anonymous