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  • Fiona  Young

    Fiona Young
    Senior Associate, Gibraltar

    Dispute resolution, Employment

    T. +350 20068450
    M. +447449743993
    fionayoung@incegd.com

Fiona specialises in both contentious and non-contentious employment law. She represents employers and employees in the Gibraltar Employment Tribunal and is one of the appointed Mediators for the Gibraltar Employment Tribunal. Fiona is qualified in Gibraltar, as well as England & Wales, and has over 18 years’ experience of commercial litigation in both jurisdictions. She is recognised in Gibraltar as a skilled negotiator and settlement advisor.

Fiona advises in all areas of dispute resolution in the UK and Gibraltar. She has particular emphasis on advising employers and employees on all areas of employment law, including recruitment, redundancy, dismissal, retirement, TUPE transfers, whistleblowing and discrimination.

She always encourages clients to make effective use of ADR strategies, provides in-house support and training on best practice in employment relations, drafts staff policies and handbooks and advises on the implementation of effective appraisal and performance management systems.

Fiona also advises on internal disciplinary and investigation procedures and offers professional coaching and guidance for senior team leaders in effective conflict management in the workplace. Fiona has provided mediator services to banks and gaming companies, as well as representing clients at mediations. Fiona also provides ADR support in other areas of commercial litigation, including on the application and implementation of arbitration and ADR clauses and in settlement negotiation and strategy.

Highlight Matters

  • As the first appointed mediator in the Gibraltar Employment Tribunal, Fiona has facilitated the satisfactory resolution of numerous employment tribunal cases including party actions against government agencies.
  • Fiona was recently instrumental in facilitating the effective negotiation and settlement of a six figure third party claim against a gaming company for unjust enrichment.
  • She is often approached by local private enterprises and government agencies to provide confidential mediation amongst team leaders and top tier management.
  • Fiona is committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusion policies in Gibraltar and is an active lobbyist for greater supportive infrastructure to enable more women to gain positions of seniority particularly at Board, Presidential and Chief Executive level. For IWD 2019 Fiona organised and facilitated an open mike dinner to discuss these challenges attended by over 230 representatives from the gaming, insurance, finance and government sectors.

Quote

“In my experience clients want their legal representation to be cost effective and time efficient. My passion is finding practical solutions by addressing the root of the problem and encouraging the client to consider creative and pragmatic approaches”

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Board Member of Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses 
  • Mediator of Gibraltar Employment Tribunal 
  • Member of CEDR Committee member of Women in Business Gibraltar 
  • Professional Mentor (Gibraltar Ministry for Equality Scheme)

What you may not know about Fiona

Fiona is married to Peter Young and they have two children, a cat and two bunnies. She is a big music lover and runs a youth club choir called Joyful Riot.

Expertise:
Dispute resolution, Employment

Qualified:
2000

Education (University):
Liverpool University LLB (Hons) QMUL Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (Post Grad)

Languages:
English