Aisha is a UK qualified solicitor working in the Employment Department. Aisha advises a wide range of corporate clients, based in onshore UAE and the various free zones, in particular in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), on all aspects of non-contentious employment law issues in the UAE. She has experience of drafting and reviewing staff handbooks and contracts of employment, advising on termination of employment and entitlements, restructuring, post-terminations restrictions, pensions and benefits. Aisha also regularly advises on contentious matters and, in particular, has represented a number of high profile DIFC-based clients in successfully defending claims before the DIFC Small Claims Tribunal.
Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company, Aisha spent over four years working as an employment lawyer in the UK and was working within the Employment Department of Taylor Vinters LLP. During this time, Aisha advised a number of multinational companies on various aspects of UK employment law including terminations of senior employees, complex grievance, disciplinary and discrimination issues and also successfully represented clients before employment tribunals.
- Advising international and local clients on a broad range of UAE employment issues, including in the various free zones and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Recently advised a multinational technology solutions company in relation to the termination of a number of its employees based in onshore Dubai and in the DIFC;
- Advising clients in relation to the secondment of employees across various jurisdictions. Recently assisted a multinational confectionery company on the secondment of its employees to its distributor based in KSA;
- Preparing employment documentation including employment contracts, policies and procedures. Recently reviewed a disciplinary policy and standard employment contract for an academic institution based in onshore Dubai and prepared a handbook for the Dubai branch of an international pharmaceutical company;
- Advising clients in relation to contentious matters. Recently assisted an onshore Dubai-based events management company in pursuing a Labour Court case before the onshore Dubai Courts against one of its employees pursuant to the employee’s breach of the restrictive covenants contained within his contract of employment. Also recently represented a number of DIFC clients (operating in the financial and pharmaceutical sectors) in successfully defending claims before the DIFC Small Claims Tribunal.
2006 – LPC, The College of Law
2005 – Law with French LLBFr, University of Leicester
2008 – Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales