Beverley Sunderland knows the UK employment law landscape like the back of her hand and understands how to give pragmatic answers that solve real world legal problems. 

Legal 500 2023


"Beverley is perhaps the finest employment lawyer I have worked with. She is technically sound and experienced, with great perspectives and judgement". 

Chambers 2023

Beverley Sunderland


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.