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What’s your experience in this area?

I have appeared in Tribunals including Nottingham, Birmingham, London Central and South, Bristol, Southampton, Ashford, Manchester. Cambridge, Leeds and Edinburgh.

Before becoming a barrister, I gained extensive experience in Employment Law working for almost two years in the London offices of a prestigious employment team and a second notable law firm. I worked within small teams with partners and senior associates servicing clients including FTSE 100 companies, hedge funds and international insurance companies.

Whilst there, I assisted on complex employment tribunal claims, working closely with leading employment silks in high profile cases involving claims of discrimination, unfair and constructive dismissal and whistleblowing. I also have experience with team moves, injunctions, grievance, disciplinary procedures and judicial review.

Legal Expertise

I accept instructions in all areas of employment law.

I have appeared in tribunals (both at preliminary and final hearings) nationally involving issues such as unfair dismissal (including constructive unfair dismissal), TUPE claims (including failure to inform and consult), discrimination (including direct discrimination, discrimination arising from disability, failure to make reasonable adjustments, harassment and victimisation), unlawful deductions from wages, commission issues, redundancy, whistleblowing and substantive jurisdictional issues. She has experience in particular with claims under the Equality Act in relation to the protected characteristics of race, religious belief, sex, disability and age.

I have also successfully represented employers in preliminary hearings where disability status is in issue.

I have been instructed by a wide range of clients, ranging from individuals to a national pharmaceutical company, local authorities, recruitment agencies, and companies in the leisure and tourism and pharmaceutical industries.

My recent instructions include:

  • Successfully representing a Respondent in a multi-day disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claim (hybrid hearing)
  • Representing a Claimant in an 8 day hearing involving issues of unfair dismissal, discrimination arising from disability, direct discrimination and harassment
  • Successfully representing a Respondent at final hearing in a capability dismissal claim
  • Representing a Claimant in a multi-day hearing on victimisation
  • Successfully representing a Claimant in a multi-day TUPE claim
  • Successfully representing a Respondent at a substantive Preliminary Hearing on significant time and amendment issues
  • Representing a Respondent (on paper) to deal with substantive jurisdictional matters
  • Successfully representing several Defendants (on paper) in striking out multiple claims brought by a Claimant.

I also have a busy practice drafting pleadings and providing written advice at various stages of litigation on a range of issues including advice on prospects and quantum. She also has experience drafting Notices of Appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

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