Experience

I joined the Employment Team at Bates Wells in December 2019.

As a paralegal within the team, my responsibilities are varied. I assist on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. I am regularly involved in Employment Tribunal Claims, Data Subject Access Requests, and complex legal research tasks.

  • Assisted in advising a national charity on its vaccination policy and the discriminatory implications of compulsory vaccinations.
  • Assisted in successfully defending a disability discrimination claim against a large national charity during a two-day hearing in the Employment Tribunal.
  • I assisted in defending an unfair dismissal, race and disability discrimination and victimisation claim against a large Trade Union during a seven-day trial at the Employment Tribunal.
  • I spent over a year as a paralegal at Slater and Gordon Lawyers. I worked within the Private Client team dealing with a range of estate and trust administration matters, along with assisting clients with Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Qualifications and career

  • Senior Paralegal (2021)
  • Paralegal at Bates Wells (2019-2020)
  • Private client paralegal at Slater and Gordon Lawyers (2018-2019)
  • Master of Laws in Professional Legal Practice – University of Law (2017-2019)
  • LLB Commercial Law – University of West of England (2014-2017)

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Member of the Black Solicitors Network
  • Member of Bates Wells REACH & RISE
  • Mentor for the Sutton Trust Schools outreach programme at Bates Wells