Helen Unger

Senior Consultant


020 3432 4020



What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law?

Employment/consultancy advice and contracts.

Employee relations: assisting with implementation of performance management, disciplinary and grievance procedures and employee dispute resolution including the conduct and defence of claims in the Employment Tribunal. Advising on staff hires/exit strategies. Helping manage dismissal/departure process and linked negotiations and settlements. Drafting employment policies and handbooks, including staff privacy policies, family friendly policies and anti-bribery, anti-corruption policies.

What gets me out of bed in the morning

Knowing I can contribute to a flexible firm that looks to re-shape traditional working practices. Also, being able to add value to businesses that are often starting from absolute scratch on the HR legal side.

An entrepreneur I admire

Holly Tucker. She founded notonthehighstreet.com from her kitchen table. She persevered through countless rejections for funding. Through her vision and determination, she has enabled 5000 craft businesses to showcase their products through her website. I must also mention my mother-in-law, who together with her sister, designs and sells attractive storage solutions (garden and home). They were picked up by QVC and now present live across the UK and US on their shopping channels.

What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf?

Established but still great; TED Talks Business. Episodes are short in length, with such variation, making it an excellent go-to, even with very little time.

A social cause I care about is….

Ensuring clean drinking water is a global human right. The prevention of human (specifically child) trafficking.

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Education and Training

University of Reading, Université de Grenoble, College of Law, London.


SJ Berwin, Credit Suisse

Other interests

Photography, travel. Very much a foodie.

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