Experience

I joined Bates Wells in July 2015 and have experience advising both employees and employers, with a focus on dispute resolution and employment tribunal litigation.

  • I successfully acted in the case of Dewhurst v CitySprint - a landmark “gig economy” case concerning the employment status of cycle couriers.
  • I advised staff involved in a high profile national political campaign in relation to a workplace dispute.
  • I advised a global head within an investment bank on matters in relation to breach of contract and reputational implications and successfully secured their reinstatement.
  • In the context of the #MeToo environment, I have advised both employers and employees in relation to sexual harassment complaints.
  • I successfully acted for an international charity, defending whistleblowing claims at employment tribunal and appellate level.
  • I successfully pursued a £3 million class action case against an international technology business.
  • I successfully acted for a National Museum defending discrimination claims at appellate level.

Qualifications and career

  • United World College of the Atlantic, 2007
  • University of Bristol, Law LLB, 2011
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2012
  • Trainee solicitor, Macfarlanes LLP, 2012
  • Solicitor, Macfarlanes LLP, 2014
  • Joined Bates Wells, 2015
  • Promoted to Associate, Bates Wells, 2018

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association