Rukhsana Alam

Consultant - Commercial & Employment

Rukhsana Alam

Rukhsana Alam

Consultant - Commercial & Employment

Rukhsana was a partner in a niche employment law practice before moving in-house and spending the majority of her career to date in various commercial in-house roles. She has excellent broad commercial and corporate experience from a range of sectors and organisations, including Cadbury, Coca Cola, The John Lewis Partnership, Tesco, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Sharp and Philips. 

Rukhsana is commercially astute and has a wealth of experience in guiding businesses on the management of risk and compliance considerations. She is very personable and pragmatic and enjoys helping clients navigate through the challenges they face in helping their business flourish.

Relevant experience

• Strategic, business, and legal advice to various companies

• Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts

• Drafting standard terms and conditions for business

• Supplier agreements

• Employment law, including advocacy at Employment Tribunals

• Settlement agreements

• Litigation management- various European jurisdictions

• Data privacy advice 

• Competition law 

• Consumer law and product safety matters

• Incident management and product recalls

• IP matters, including trademark queries

• Advertising & marketing law

• Copy clearance for marketing campaigns

• Competitions and promotions

• Managing bid and tender processes, including Public Procurement Regulations 

• IT contracts

• International projects

• Regulatory matters, including the ICO, ASA, Trading Standards, Fire Safety & Environmental Health

• Risk audits

• Business Continuity Plans 

• Legal training programmes for sales and marketing teams including workshops, roadshows, and legal surgeries



  • England & Wales


  • Solicitor of England & Wales (2001)

    BA (Hons) (LSE), GDL, LPC 


  • Lewis Silkin (Consultant)
  • Counsel roles at Cadbury, The John Lewis Partnership, Tesco, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Sharp and Philips