Alison has a particular interest in employee investigations relating to conduct, culture, whistleblowing and regulatory matters.
Alison is a Senior Associate at GQ|Littler and practises both contentious and non-contentious employment matters for businesses. She advises across a range of matters, often with a cross-border element. These include senior exits, team moves, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing frameworks and investigations, complex grievance and disciplinary matters and staff reorganisations. Alison is particularly experienced advising HR teams and Executive/Remuneration Committees on the employment aspects of international financial services regulatory investigations such as compensation freezing/adjustment and Conduct Rule breach assessments.
Clients in Legal 500 (2023) say: "Sophie Vanhegan and Alison Sneddon have been exceptional in their responsiveness and flexibility to be available at short notice and their commerciality, pragmatism and technical expertise on quite complex and challenging matters is second to none."
Before joining GQ|Littler Alison worked as in-house European Employment Counsel at the global financial services group Nomura, as an Associate for the leading global firm Linklaters and as an Employee Relations Advisor at RBS.
Alison has a keen interest in managing whistleblowing, conduct and culture matters within the workplace. She has a breadth of experience handling sensitive whistleblowing investigations, including within financial services regulatory frameworks. Alison was previously a member of Nomura’s Speaking Up Committee responsible for overseeing investigations into employee concerns and reporting to the Whistleblowing Champion. Alison is a member of the whistleblowing charity, Protect’s, Legal Support Network and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).