Experience

I am a solicitor in Bates Wells’ Employment Department.

I advise both employers and employees on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment law and HR issues, including discrimination and victimisation claims, collective redundancies, unfair dismissal, and capability and disciplinary procedures. I am fluent in French and Italian and also speak conversational Danish and Arabic.  

Recent projects

  • Resolving a dispute between an employer and a senior executive

    This included advising on the appropriate procedure to address allegations of gross misconduct, dealing with suspension and sick leave issues, and negotiating the senior executive’s exit from the company.

  • While on secondment to a public body

    I advised on a range of HR and employment issues, including legal obligations and best practice in the wake of recent developments (i.e. workplace harassment scandals and non-disclosure agreements), holiday pay in long-term sickness absence cases, and the wider restructuring of the organisation’s workforce.

  • Successfully defending a claim at the employment tribunal for unfair dismissal on behalf of a global facilities management company.
  • Advising on redundancy processes, contractual entitlements to enhanced redundancy and collective consultation requirements.
  • Advising employees on settlement agreements and assisting with without prejudice settlement negotiations at the pre-litigation stage.
  • Drafting and advising both employers and employees on employment contracts and enforceability of clauses.

Qualifications and career

  • McGill University, BA Economics and Political Science (Hons), 2007
  • McGill University, Masters in Political Science, 2010
  • Programme Officer, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, 2011-2014
  • The University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2015
  • The University of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2016
  • Trainee Solicitor, Bates Wells, 2016-2018
  • Admitted as a solicitor in September 2018

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Trustee of Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture
  • ELA Member