Vanessa Latham


  • I specialise in occupational disease claims and employment law with a particular specialisation in stress, harassment and discrimination claims.
  • I lead the London team handling stress cases.
  • I act on behalf of a wide range of clients including insurers, pharmaceutical companies, NHS trusts, global banks and SMEs. I am frequently instructed pre-litigation because of my success in preventing claims being issued due to robust handling during the pre-action process. Clients have praised my sensitive handling of high profile claims and those with reputational implications.
  • I advise on the full range of employment-related disputes with a particular interest in contentious employment law. I have an excellent track record of successfully defending tribunal claims and regularly represent employers in the ET and EAT on a wide range of claims including discrimination and whistleblowing.
  • I also handle cross-jurisdictional claims where personal injury is claimed in the employment tribunal and/or county court. I also advise insurers on policy cover. 
  • I regularly write for legal publications as well as BLM periodicals and have presented many seminars on occupational disease and employment issues.


  • Member of BLM’s occupational disease special interest group.
  • Member of BLM’s employment special interest group.

Contact Details

+44 20 7865 8454


Vanessa Latham is very pleasant to deal with, personable, clever and works hard.

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