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About Zahra

Zahra qualified as a Solicitor in 2020, having trained at a national law firm based in the City of London. She joined Hine Legal in 2020.

Zahra is experienced in advising companies including financial institutions, charities, educational establishments, property management companies, hotels, artificial intelligence research organisations and maritime businesses on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including:

  • Drafting and preparing all employment documentation, including, contracts of employment, consultancy agreements as well as company handbooks and polices
  • Preparing and negotiating settlement agreements for employees at all levels, ranging from senior executives to support staff
  • Protecting and safeguarding businesses through the use of Post-Termination Restrictions
  • Redundancies and business re-organisations
  • Managing sickness absences
  • Disciplinary and grievances
  • Managing poor performance
  • Discrimination and equality law in the workplace, including sexual harassment
  • Advising and defending employment law claims in the Employment Tribunal

Zahra also has experience in providing advice on employment law matters to charities and  independent higher educational institutions.

She also advises individuals including senior executives, employees and self-employed individuals on:

  • Settlement agreements and exit negotiations
  • Contract negotiations
  • Unfair dismissal including automatic and constructive unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination and equality law, including sexual harassment
  • Disciplinary hearings and raising a grievance
  • Post-Termination Restrictions, including advice on assessment and enforceability
  • Protected disclosures and health and safety issues
  • Employment Tribunal claims, including unfair dismissal, breach of contract and discrimination complaints

Experience Highlights

  • Part of a team who advised over 300 employees on their settlement agreements following a large-scale redundancy exercise brought about during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Advised a senior manager who was dismissed for refusing to allow his team to travel to an international event during the outbreak of Coronavirus
  • Advised a company on managing an underperforming employee with serious health issues
  • Successfully secured a financial settlement from two co-respondents following complex legal arguments around employment status
  • Part of the legal team who advised and represented a London based Embassy and property management company in the Employment Tribunal on a discrimination and unfair dismissal dispute with a former employee
  • Successfully represented a large property investment company in the Employment Tribunal defending a claim for unlawful deductions of wages

Outside Of Work

Zahra enjoys taking part in the London Legal Walk to raise money for charity. She also enjoys updating and posting regular employment law content on her LinkedIn account. Finally, when not working, Zahra enjoys strolling the lively streets of Brick Lane and going to watch West End theatre shows.


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We are stronger together

 We are delighted to announce that Hine Legal has joined forces with Constantine Law as of 1 January 2021.

Please be assured that it will be business as usual and Nick and his team will remain dedicated to working with you and to provide employment law advice. We will remain your primary point of contact so please contact Nick and his team at Constantine Law. 

Nick Hine, Partner 07931360372 nick.hine@constantinelaw.co.uk

Ben Payne, Solicitor 07715654221  ben.payne@constantinelaw.co.uk

Zahra Mahmood, Solicitor 07711485173  zahra.mahmood@constantinelaw.co.uk


Constantine Law is an agile and modern law firm providing expert employment law, business Immigration and regulatory advice to its clients.

Hine Legal is not a firm of solicitors. Hine Legal solicitors are now consultants at Constantine Law and legal services are provided by Constantine Law Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA no 621097.