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Amy Cunningham

Cunningham Legal

199 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3TY


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Amy is an experienced employment lawyer covering the full range of employment law, including contentious and non-contentious matters, employment contracts, termination of employment, employment law aspects of corporate transactions.

Amy Cunningham studied at Oxford University and then trained and qualified as an employment lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna in 2007, before founding Cunningham Legal. Amy remained at CMS for 9 years, gaining a wealth of experience of advising both employers and employees on the full range of employment law and HR issues.  During this time she was seconded twice to work in a global investment bank, first as an employment lawyer in the Legal team and later as an employee relations specialist within HR, which gave her a new perspective on the issues faced by both employers and employees in practice, and a fresh approach to her work as an employment lawyer. 

Amy's previous experience includes advising a Sunday Times Fast Track 100 company, two Tech Track 100 companies and a Google Ventures-backed tech start-up on drafting, updating and negotiating their employment contracts and consultancy agreements. Amy also previously advised a travel tech company on the employment status and appropriate contractual arrangements for casual staff.
 Amy has clearly shown that she is extremely comfortable working autonomously and independently whilst being responsive and very personable to the client. She also makes herself available to clients outside of normal office hours for urgent advice proving that she is able to cater to their every need and requirement. She has a track record of providing high quality advice on time and on budget whilst priding herself on providing a responsive service with a commitment to delivering value
 which can certainly be attributed to her 12 years of experience and work with high value clients.

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About their firm

Recognising that there was a gap in the market for a dynamic and entrepreneurial new law firm focused on providing the same high quality advice as larger firms but at a fraction of the cost, Amy founded Cunningham Legal in 2015.

Due to her track record and unwavering commitment to delivering value for clients, most of the firm’s work comes from recommendations from Amy’s previous clients and from referrals from other lawyers.

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by Drew on 4 Mar, 2020

Amy was effectively my HR department for the better part of 4 months, as my tech company prepared to make its first hires. In addition to drawing up contracts and advising me on the law, she wrote a comprehensive employee handbook for us, including several bespoke policies for our particular needs and corporate culture. She is dependable, clear, and delivers on time. She was able to deal with a constantly changing set of parameters. I can highly recommend her for any UK employment law needs.

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by Maxwell on 31 Jan, 2020
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Amy provided high-quality sensible advice, within tight deadlines, at a reasonable rate. I would highly recommend Amy.

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by Shaeren on 8 Jan, 2020

Amy was extremely knowledgable in her field and in supporting me - she provided me with very clear, confident and practical advice. She was easily accessible, and if not available immediately, she always got back to me very promptly. She completely eased any potential stress I thought I would experience during the process we worked on together. A delight to work with, I would work with her again and I would highly recommend her services.

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by Eddy on 2 May, 2018

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by Anna on 26 Mar, 2018

Amy was super helpful and responsive! Would happily recommend.

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by James on 15 Sep, 2017

Amy was really responsive and very pragmatic in her advice on our employment contract. Overall we were really happy with the service and I wouldn't hesitate to instruct Amy again.

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by Sharon on 5 Dec, 2016

Amy understood exactly what I needed, she was great. I was a little nervous of engaging a solicitor online, but the process was easy and smooth. I would use this service again.

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by Ben on 25 Nov, 2016

Amy is a quick and clear communicator, she helped get my contacts prepared and customised with really quick turn around. Her service is great for start ups!

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by Dan on 21 Oct, 2016

Can't recommend Amy enough. Easy to contact, great and timely communication and perfect service. 5 stars all round

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by Brittany on 29 Sep, 2016

Amy was incredibly responsive and made herself available to me even at odd hours to help me address an urgent issue. I am very appreciative of her flexibility and expertise in assisting me in navigating UK employment matters from the U.S. perspective. I am very pleased to have Amy to consult with on future matters and greatly appreciate her responsiveness, attention to detail, experience level, and flexibility. Highly recommend!

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by Chris on 12 Jun, 2016

Amy provided a pair of employment contracts for my small start-up business. She was very friendly, quick working, and through a few phone calls got to understand our requirements very well. She was also able to explain legal issues very clearly and concisely. All in all a great service.

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by Caspar on 11 May, 2016

Amy was of great help. Very responsive and to the point. She took the time to explain everything in detail to me. Her guidance resulted in the best possible outcome. I definitely recommend her and I will use her in the future.

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by Ricardo on 16 Apr, 2016

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by Rich on 10 Mar, 2016

I needed to speak to someone about the implications of an employment contract and Amy was incredibly helpful, pragmatic, smart, polite and prompt. Highly recommended.

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by James on 2 Mar, 2016

Had to engage Amy very last minute during Christmas and New Years. Amy was very responsive and helpful and I definitely felt that she was on my side and gave me very helpful advice from reviewing the contracts. Would recommend her for anyone looking for counsel.

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by Jas on 7 Feb, 2016

Amy advised us on our employment contracts and staff handbook. She was responsive, helpful and able to explain to what we did and didn't need to do, why and when. We'd definitely recommend her!

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by Rheza on 9 Sep, 2015

Very knowledgeable and helpful. Thorough and approachable with various queries

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by Robert on 21 Jul, 2015

Very good and knowledgeable! Excellent employment lawyer.