I trained as a solicitor at Mills & Reeve in Cambridge, and joined the Employment team at Bates Wells as a newly qualified solicitor in September 2012. After taking a sabbatical in 2014 to spend some time travelling and setting up a small business, I returned to the team in June 2016.


  • I drafted guidance for a professional body in relation to dealing with and avoiding sexual harassment in the workplace
  • I assisted an employer with successfully defending claims of unfair dismissal and marriage discrimination ; this included assisting with an appeal to the Court of Appeal in respect of a novel point of law regarding whether a marriage breakdown falls within the protected category of marital status
  • I assisted a large healthcare sector client with an internal investigation into allegations of harassment, race discrimination and disability discrimination
  • I advised an education sector client in relation to the election of a women’s officer and Equality Act implications
  • I successfully defended a regulatory sector employer in respect of disability discrimination claims brought by a current employee
  • I advised an education sector client in relation allegations of gender segregation and sex discrimination
  • I advised an international organisation in relation to their statutory maternity / paternity leave and pay obligations, and applicable statutory immunities
  • I advised a charity in relation to sleep-in shifts, working time and National Minimum Wage obligations