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Marilyn Heward-Mills



Marilyn is an employment law specialist, covering both contentious and non-contentious matters.  She is very experienced in advising on the employment law aspects of business deals as well as advising employers and employees on specific HR issues.

Clients really appreciate Marilyn’s pragmatic and commercial approach and her ability to understand their wider commercial and managerial concerns when handling sensitive employment-related matters.  She was admitted as a member of the New York State Bar in 1994 and as a solicitor in the UK in 1996. Marilyn is also a published novelist and qualified counsellor.


  • Appointment and dismissal of employees and senior executives
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • International M&A employment law advice, including TUPE
  • Non-compete clauses and confidentiality restrictions
  • Redundancy and termination advice
  • Settlement agreements

Work History

  • 2019: Joined Peregrine Law
  • 2017: Associate Counsellor, Trinity Laban
  • 2015-2019: Solicitor, McCarthy Denning Ltd
  • 2011-2015: Associate and Employment Law Consultant, WilmerHale
  • 2005: Locum Assistant Solicitor, Memery Crysal
  • 1996-2003: Counsel (formerly associate) Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale)
  • 1993: Attorney, New York Bar
  • 1992-1996: Trainee Solicitor, Covington & Burling