Anne-Marie Pavitt LLB (Hons), LLM – Solicitor

"I work with Mel Smith and Anne-Marie Pavitt... who combine experience and common sense with excellent client handling skills. I appreciate the lawyers’ personable manner and their initial swift response to my queries by telephone which is then supported by detailed legal justification where required."

Anne-Marie is a solicitor at Dixcart Legal and heads up our Employment team. She is a business lawyer specialising in employment law, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters, and is adept at drafting international agreements as well as employment contracts, service agreements and policies. Anne-Marie advises on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and has extensive experience of employment litigation, including Employment Tribunal and High Court actions.

Anne-Marie also undertakes corporate commercial work including drafting comprehensive commercial documents and advising  on business sales and acquisitions with particular expertise in the sale of hotels. She often leads commercial transactions and is particularly skilled in considering the commercial realities of each individual situation.

In addition Anne-Marie has experience of general commercial dispute resolution and has advised on High Court actions, including injunctive proceedings. Her clients include PLCs, UK subsidiaries of large multinationals and SMEs, as well as individual senior employees, invariably employed by PLCs.

Anne-Marie regularly presents seminars and provides in-house training to clients on employment law subjects.


Anne-Marie obtained a Masters in International Commercial Law in 2000 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2003 having completed her training with a medium size commercial firm in Lincoln’s Inn. She joined Morgan Russell in 2004, which has since become an alternative business structure, Dixcart Legal in 2014.

Main Practice Areas
  • Employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions
  • Contentious and non-contentious employment advice
  • General commercial work, including business sales and acquisitions
  • Seminars and training

Personal Interests

Outside of work Anne-Marie enjoys being a mum to her two young daughters, is an active member of the PTA at her daughters’ school, assists with the Children’s Liturgy at her local church and relaxes by practicing yoga and reading. 

Professional Memberships
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Law Society
  • European Employment Lawyers Association