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About Carrie Bazarova

Carrie is an associate in the People & Reward team in London. She advises on a broad range of employment, incentives and pensions law in a transactional, contentious and advisory context.

During her time at Freshfields, Carrie has spent time on secondment to the M&A in-house legal team at BAE Systems.


Recent work

  • Advising a client in respect of an unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing claim in the Employment Tribunal.
  • Advising a bank on a confidential employee investigation and disciplinary.
  • Advising various clients in relation to responding to data subject access requests.
  • Advising Save the Children on legal issues relating to setting up an emergency coronavirus clinic for refugees. Read more about this in our case study
  • Advising Spire plc on the employment and incentives aspects of its potential takeover by Ramsay Health Care.
  • Advising John Laing plc on the employment, incentives and pensions aspects of its potential takeover by KKR.
  • Advising on a range of private transactions including advising CVC on its investments in WebPros and System C Healthcare, AustralianSuper on its invesment in Peel Ports Group, Cazoo on its acquisition of Drover and Telenet on its investment in Caviar Group.



  • London School of Economics and Political Science (First, Bachelor of Laws (LLB))
  • BPP Law School (Distinction, Accelerated Legal Practice Course (LPC)) 

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Professional memberships

  • Association of Pensions Lawyers
  • Share Plan Lawyers
  • Employment Lawyers Association