I qualified as a solicitor in 2006. Since qualifying I have specialised in employment law with a particular focus on discrimination claims. I advise both employees and employers.
My employee clients range from company directors and senior executives to junior employees. I regularly defend individuals who are subject to performance reviews or are facing allegations of misconduct and have secured reinstatement for individuals dismissed for gross misconduct.
I have a particular expertise in conducting complex workplace discrimination claims involving sex, maternity, race, and religious discrimination and have secured numerous high-value settlements against large multinationals, including financial institutions and PLCs. I also advise on unfair dismissals, contractual disputes and restrictive covenants.
I regularly negotiate termination agreements on behalf of my clients. When doing so my focus is to maximise the settlement sums whilst minimising stress to the client.
My employer clients have ranged from large companies to SMEs, charities and NGOs. I advise on policies and procedures. I take a common sense yet thorough approach when guiding employers through capability procedures, grievances and disciplinary proceedings and robustly defend legal claims in court. I offer training to companies on a wide variety of HR issues, such as best practice when recruiting and disciplining employees, how to handle grievances and steps to take to protect the organisation from complaints and legal claims from staff.
- King’s College London – LLB/Law
- The College of Law – LPC
- Senior Associate at Hodge Jones & Allen (2016 – present)
- Solicitor at Slater and Gordon (2008 – 2016)
- Solicitor at Webster Dixon LLP (2006 – 2008)
- Trainee at Edwards Duthie (2004 – 2006)
Articles and Publications
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Association of Women Solicitors
- Black Solicitors Network
I enjoy travelling, Kendo, painting portraits and hope to climb Mount Fuji soon. I am also a board member of a domestic violence charity called Kiran Support Services.