Winner of Lawyer Monthly
I am a dual-qualified barrister and solicitor. I advise mainly employer clients on the full range of employment law and HR issues.
In particular I advise on employment status and volunteers, disability issues, employment matters involving safeguarding and all forms of discrimination.
I advise clients in the Health and Social Care Sector and have an interest in the Culture and Creative industry. I undertake a broad range of contentious work including representing clients at employment tribunals, negotiating settlements and judicial mediation.
I also act as independent investigator for employee disciplinary and grievance issues.
I undertook an independent investigation into allegations of conduct against a Senior Management Team member following concerns raised by multiple employees after a restructure of the department. Against a complex factual background and 22 allegations of misconduct I produced a clear and concise report concerning the evidence enabling the client to take decisive action and move forward.
I advised a medical charity in relation to a dispute between the CEO and Chair of the Board. This included advising on the dispute, negotiating the exit of the CEO, resisting proposals of settlement and responding to an extensive data subject access request.
I successfully defended a constructive dismissal, age and sex discrimination claim brought against a national charity. During proceedings I unearthed that the former employee had falsified evidence. I therefore pursued a cost application and achieved a £15,000 cost award in favour of the employer.