Anna Bithrey

Associate - Solicitor


01582 731161


Anna has experience of working closely with commercial clients on a wide variety of matters relating to the general day to day management of employees.  Her work includes preparing employment documentation such as employment or worker contracts and employee handbooks, advising on flexible working, contractual changes, TUPE issues, redundancy and managing long term absence.  More recently, Anna has also advised and supported businesses on all aspects of employment law relating to the Coronavirus Pandemic ranging from creating workplace policies to advising on the furlough scheme.

Anna advises individuals, particularly senior employees and directors, on negotiating exit packages, settlement agreements and advising on employment contract and director service agreements.

She regularly acts for both individuals and employers in Employment Tribunal claims including matters of unfair dismissal, breach of contract, discrimination and TUPE.

Anna also advises on employment law aspects in corporate transactions including TUPE, undertaking due diligence and drafting warranties and indemnities.

Anna studied Law at the University of Reading and completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Bloomsbury.  Anna secured her training contract with Taylor Walton and gained experience in Employment, Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Litigation and Private Client work.  Anna qualified into the Employment Department in 2018 and thoroughly enjoys supporting businesses and individuals as a specialist employment lawyer.


Anna enjoys hiking and other outdoor pursuits and holds the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

She also enjoys reading and playing the piano in her spare time.

Anna likes to get involved in any fundraising opportunities that comes her way, most recently participating in the London North Tough Mudder along with colleagues to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice and Keech Hospice.

What our clients say

“I felt really comfortable talking to Anna from the off-set and really appreciated her warm manner and how information was explained to me in layman’s terms; with real clarity about the pros and cons of different approaches and choices. … It was clear that Anna cared, went above and beyond and was always really thorough and conscientious in her approach to everything she did… I was particularly relieved to be in such capable hands with Anna picking up the final part of this negotiation with such confidence, knowledge and expertise. It really has made a difference to me and helped me close that chapter of my life in a much more positive way.” – Individual, Settlement Agreement

“I have had the pleasure of working with Anna on a number of employment matters over the past few months, and my experience has always been exceptional. Anna provides consistently practical and helpful advice, and can be relied upon to respond promptly if I am under time pressures. She always makes the effort to understand the full context of a situation, and never hesitates to both suggest appropriate solutions, and offer support in achieving these. Anna is friendly, professional and reliable, and is a credit to the team at Taylor Walton.” – Natalie White, Head of HR, Rewind FX Limited, St Albans

“I have found Anna’s advice and attention to detail on this matter very good. Anna always clearly explains the reasoning behind any advice given and dealt with matters efficiently throughout.
I would work with Anna again on any further legal dispute as I am confident in her ability to assist us get a positive outcome, although we hope there won’t be any more!” – Local Business, St Albans

The Repeal of IR35 and Sunset on EU regulations – Updated

By Anna Bithrey | 6 October 2022

UPDATE: Jeremy Hunt, the current Chancellor, announced on 17 October 2022 that the decision to repeal the IR35 reforms of 2017 and 2021 will be reversed and the IR35 regime shall remain in its current form. This means the burden to undertake a status determination for individuals engaged through an intermediary will remain with the…

Women’s Health Strategy: the Workplace

By Anna Bithrey | 2 August 2022

In March 2021, the government launched a call for evidence to inform the development of a strategy around women’s health covering areas such as access to services, education and the workplace. The call to evidence elicited over 100,000 responses, the vast majority of which were from individuals in England keen to share their own experiences…

Menopause and the Workplace – what can and should employers do?

By Anna Bithrey | 5 May 2022

The menopause and how it affects women in the workplace has recently received considerable media coverage sparking public debate about the way employers should deal with this sensitive issue. The documentary by Davina McCall on Channel 4 in early May covered moving stories of women being dismissed, resigning or suffering in the workplace as a…


By Anna Bithrey | 24 August 2021

Since 16 August 2021 individuals are no longer required to self-isolate if they have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, which means employers are considering alternative precautions they can put in place instead of self-isolation to ensure the safety of their staff in the workplace environment, especially those that may be clinically extremely vulnerable.…

Holiday Pay – getting it right

By Anna Bithrey | 1 October 2019

The ever developing rules surrounding holiday pay leave many HR professionals and business owners confused about how to calculate holiday pay and the consequences of getting it wrong. The Government’s “Good Work Plan” launched on 17 December 2018 proposed various reforms in relation to holiday rights which has made it increasingly important for employers to…