Oonagh Sharma

Principal Associate


Oonagh is a Principle Associate in the Employment department in Capsticks’ London office. Oonagh provides advice on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law in the public and independent healthcare sector.


Oonagh has successfully conducted numerous employment tribunal cases and regularly advises and provides support on a variety of day to day employment issues including organisational change, collective consultation, disciplinary and grievance issues, managing sickness absence, redundancy and whistleblowing.

Oonagh also has a particular focus on working with the independent healthcare sector, having completed an in-house secondment to Spire Healthcare.

Notable projects

  • Advising Barts Health NHS Trust on workforce issues relating to the establishment and operation of the Nightingale Hospital at the Excel Centre in London, which was set up in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Defending an interim injunction against a major independent hospital group which was brought by a self-employed consultant whose practising privileges had been suspended based on allegations of misconduct.


  • Rising Star, Employment, Legal 500 2022
  • "Oonagh Sharma is a hugely knowledgeable and strategically astute employment specialist. She is very approachable and tailors her advice to the context brilliantly. I definitely feel in safe hands with her." 
  •  "Oonagh Sharma has fantastic in-depth knowledge of the healthcare private sector and how the various stakeholders interrelate. She is on top of emerging legal developments and offers useful insight into the potential practical implications of such developments. Her advice is helpful and she offers credible solutions to unique circumstances."

Admitted as a Solicitor



  • BA (Hons) (Durham University) 2007  
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (BPP) 2009  
  • Legal Practice Course (BPP) 2010


  • Employment Lawyers Association  

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