Beverley Sunderland is, without doubt, the leading employment solicitor in the region. She has enormous experience and expertise over the entire range of employment law, including High Court litigation in the employment arena, such as restrictive covenant injunctions, and other crossover commercial litigation/employment disputes. A sure pair of hands, calm under pressure, well supported by her team.

Legal 500 2022


"Beverley is the absolute ideal employment lawyer. She has a wonderful perspective and judgement, she is technical and she is a very strong personality in terms of her courage of conviction. She is also unambiguous in the advice she gives and is incredibly responsive. In my mind she is the singular best lawyer there is on employment law." "Beverley Sunderland is the ultimate expert - she is very succinct and knows her stuff inside out and back to front."

Chambers 2022

Beverley Sunderland

Managing Director

Beverley qualified in 1988 and having worked in-house and in the City she set up Crossland in March 2008, and set about assembling a 'brigade' of highly experienced and practical solicitors and barristers who could give commercial and straightforward advice to clients. Their combined experience totals over 90 years.

Top ranked in Chambers' Guide and Elite status in Legal 500, Beverley draws on her experience from thirty years in the law, as well as her time as a Commercial Director for a PLC and also as in-house lawyer. She describes herself as a problem solver, helping businesses to find solutions to difficult employment problems which often do not involve expensive and stressful litigation.

However, if litigation is needed, she is a very experienced advocate in both the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Beverley has also taken cases as far as the Court of Appeal when required.

Beverley has also acted for senior executives - ensuring that they leave an organisation with the best possible deals.

Beverley also advises a lot on restrictive covenants, either in defending claims made by former employers against their new employer, or in acting to protect the business and confidential information of her clients.

Away from the office Beverley is a keen traveller, runner and holds a private pilot's licence. She is also a regular contributor to all of the main HR journals as well as regular appearances on the radio for BBC Radio Oxford and LBC. She is also a children's author - Giants & Dragons by BJ Cross.

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