Experience

After qualifying into Druces LLP’s Employment team in 2014, I gained experience advising on contentious and non-contentious matters for both employer and employee clients across a wide range of sectors.

 

I have considerable experience in the financial sector and on negotiating exits for both the employer and the employee.

I joined the Employment team at Bates Wells in July 2016.

I now act for household name commercial entities, charities, partnerships and senior executives. My practice includes negotiation of exits, advising on restrictive covenants and advising employers on dismissals including discrimination issues. I also undertake a broad range of contentious work on cases in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal including in relation to worker status, discrimination and whistleblowing.

  • Successfully representing the Uber drivers in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Uber & Others v (1) Yaseen Aslam (2) James Farrar (3) Robert Dawson & Others (a landmark case concerning the employment status of uber drivers) reported internationally by The BBC, The Guardian, Wired.
  • Advised FM Conway Limited on its acquisition of United Asphalt with a turnover of over £24 million at the time of acquisition.
  • Successfully acted for a Claimant in a high value breach of contract claim against Nyetimber reported In the Times and the Daily Mail.
  • Defending a high value claim for breach of employment contract in respect of shareholdings.
  • Advising companies and individuals on grievances and disciplinary procedures, age and sex discrimination, harassment, victimisation and unfair dismissal claims.
  • Assisting companies with re-organisations, redundancies and handling dismissals.
  • Negotiating agreed exits and settlement agreements on behalf of both individuals and employers.
  • Advising companies on TUPE issues.
  • Advising on partnership issues.

Qualifications and career

  • University of Manchester, Law (LLB), 2011
  • The College of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2012
  • Trainee solicitor, Druces LLP, 2012
  • Solicitor, Druces LLP, 2014 – June 2016
  • Joined Bates Wells, 2016
  • Promoted to Associate, Bates Wells, 2018

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association