Legal Director & Solicitor
Anita has extensive experience in all aspects of Employment law and practice, having acted for both employees and employers in the UK and the US for the past twenty years.
Anita specialises in discrimination law, having represented numerous clients in disability, sex, race, sexual orientation and maternity and pregnancy discrimination, harassment, and victimisation claims. Anita provides compassionate but pragmatic and effective counsel to employees faced with workplace problems, to achieve solutions that provide the redress they deserve. In particular, she helps those who suffer from mental health illnesses and helps them navigate through stressful working situations.
Anita trained and worked at Thompsons Solicitors for ten years, where she was a senior manager based at their London head office. Relocating to Boston in 2006 with her husband, Anita re-qualified as a Massachusetts attorney and joined Littler Mendelson, the largest Employment and Labour law firm in the US, where she ran their UK employment practice. She advised employers on a diverse range of employment issues, from obtaining injunctive relief to enforce restrictive covenants to drafting fair employee management procedures. She also practiced US discrimination law, acting as a second chair for jury trial cases.
Anita is an Executive Committee member of the Industrial Law Society and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. She also sits on the Maternity Action Legal Working Group.
In her spare time, when she isn’t running around after her boy girl twins, Anita can be found at the gym, running, cycling, and attending freestyle step afternoons. In less energetic moments, Anita enjoys reading, traveling and being with her family and friends.
what our clients say
I would like to thank Anita for her honesty, legal opinion and knowledge for helping me through my case. She made each step of the way an easy one for me to follow and understand. Anita set the correct expectations and worked professionally throughout the case. A huge thank you again to her and her team.
The advice given was extremely helpful and practical, and the significant increase to the settlement sum was appreciated. Anita seemed to understand what I had gone through, and it was a huge relief to feel that I had someone in my corner to lessen the stress of getting things sorted. It also really meant a lot to get some validation that my employer had been making mistakes from someone who knows what they are talking about, after months of being told that believing mistakes had been made was in itself a symptom of mental illness.
I felt like Anita’s only client. She also showed empathy at a time when I was completely stressed and overwhelmed. Anita was amazing. Approachable, realistic empathetic and very good at negotiation. I was struck by how authentic she came across during our initial telephone call which gave me every confidence in her and the company.
I would wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend didlaw, and in particular Anita Vadgama. How human and understanding you were.
Very thankful that I instructed you. Every time I talk to you I feel validated in my choice to have instructed you and not work with my other lawyer. You don’t know how much better and reassured I feel.
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