I am a Senior Solicitor in the Employment team at Bolt Burdon.
I advise and act for employers and senior executives on all contentious and non-contentious employment issues. I act for many high profile individuals including CEO’s, Partners, Directors, and businesses including SME’s and start-ups to national and global organisations. I advise in all industry sectors including tech, education, legal, finance, charity, arts and media, and the public sector.
Work is a huge part of our lives and when things start to go wrong the impacts can be far reaching if not dealt with effectively. Life is fast paced and I understand the importance of acting swiftly from the outset to support and protect your interests so that you can move forward.
Having helped hundreds of clients, my advice is clear, commercial, concise and free of legal jargon. I previously set up and managed an in-house employment service, and know that no two matters are the same. I focus on understanding my clients’ needs and expectations in order to tailor my advice and approach accordingly.
I work pro-actively with clients to put in place internal policies and strategies to avoid problems arising in the first place, allowing you to focus on business. This includes drafting bespoke post-termination restrictions, director service agreements, contracts of employment and employment handbooks and policies. Where relationships break down unavoidably, I guide employers and employees to reach resolution, whether this be litigation at the Employment Tribunal or a focus and negotiation strategy for a commercial settlement where this is appropriate.
When I am not advising on all things employment law, I work with the firm on its responsible business strategy and corporate social responsibility. I also volunteer with Maternity Action and Mumsnet providing pro-bono legal advice to women experiencing discrimination at work during pregnancy, maternity leave, or returning to work with a young family. I am passionate about opening up the law to others and mentor students at the University of Law who are looking to enter the legal profession.
I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and have experience delivering training to a range of organisations and individuals.
Outside of work I am usually planning my next holiday and despite not being the “outdoorsy type”, find myself in increasingly precarious situations across the globe (see zip lining across Machu Picchu despite a crippling fear of heights). I am also impressively bad at learning (butchering) Spanish with anyone who will humour me.