Zoe Wigan

Director, Head of Resolution

I lead the Resolution team – a team of highly skilled and experienced investigators and mediators who help our clients uncover, address and move beyond workplace difficulties. The excellence of our investigations and mediations is always underpinned by byrne∙dean’s commitment to creating kinder, fairer workplaces, realising potential.

My role is to build and manage relationships with our clients, to make sure that we are helping them in the way that they need, and to help team members with strategic thinking and draw on the wider byrne∙dean expertise.

Before joining byrne∙dean, I was an employment lawyer for nearly 25 years, several years of which I was a partner in a tier one employment law department, co-heading the London employment team. I’ve also worked as employment counsel in-house at a major insurer and in an HR consultancy. I’ve conducted, led and commissioned countless investigations, and strongly believe that the best way of uncovering the facts is to treat everyone involved with empathy and compassion.

Investigations can be profoundly unpleasant for everyone involved, and risk damaging already fractured relationships. The Resolution team aims to heal relationships, where we can, rather than making things worse, and I’m proud to play my part in that.

1996 to 1998: Trainee, Stephenson Harwood

1998 to 2000: Solicitor, Barnett Alexander Clark

2000-2004: Associate, Ashurst

2004-2007: Associate, Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft)

2007-2014: Partner, DAC Beachcroft

2009-2012: Co-head of DAC Beachcroft London Employment, Pensions and Immigration Group

2014-2023: Consultant, DAC Beachcroft

2019-2020: Interim in-house Employment Council, AXA XL

2014-2021: Director Optimise HR

BA (English), Manchester University

CPE, College of Law

LPC, College of Law

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