I started out in a scientific career studying Biochemistry and Physiology at University and working in pharmaceuticals for a number of years before becoming a barrister in 1995. My legal practice benefits from my analytical and evidence-based approach and is complimented by a commercial insight from my time in industry.
I’m a strong team member who gives clear and practical advice and guidance on all legal issues, including tactical positions.
I have considerable experience in employment, equality and related claims. I have considerable experience at all stages of litigation from pre-action advice and guidance right through to representation at the final hearing in the Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court.
I represent employees in claims such as restrictive covenants, all types of discrimination, unfair dismissal, PIDA, TUPE and breach of contract. I also receive regular instructions from Local Authorities, large transport companies and national organisations in complex and high value claims. In addition I represent employees, including Senior Management Teams and managers of high street retailers, universities, schools, banks and councils.
I’m highly experienced with discrimination claims and my personal injury expertise instils great confidence when medical issues arise. Examples of the disabilities litigated are cancer, MS, being overweight, the effects of stroke, diabetes, depression, PTSD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and narcolepsy.
All causes of action have also been advised upon and litigated, for example direct discrimination (s.13), indirect discrimination (s.19) failure to make reasonable adjustments (ss. 20 and 21) and discrimination arising from disability (s.15). I’ve also advised on whether or not to concede disability, knowledge of disability and the effects of disability. I also acted on behalf of a hotel in a County Court claim regarding disabled access.
I can also advise in relation to race discrimination, sex discrimination and religious discrimination.
Finally I have significant experience of TUPE claims and restrictive covenants.
Our experienced team of specially-trained clerks make instructing a 3PB Direct barrister simple. Watch our video for a step-by-step guide on how to work with us to achieve a resolution to your legal issue.
We’ll be here every step of the way to support and guide you through the legal challenges at hand.