“I provide expert opinion for the press, advise employers and employees on Settlement Agreements and campaign on important issues such as Maternity and Disability Discrimination.”
I lead the employment teams in our solicitors’ offices in Brighton & Hove, Croydon, Eastbourne, Gatwick & Crawley, Haywards Heath and Shoreham. As founding Director, I am also responsible for the firm’s marketing. I provide expert opinion for the press, disseminate employment law round-ups through my employment law blog and campaign on important issues such as maternity and disability discrimination. I train employers and HR professionals to be best practice managers and I am also a CEDR accredited mediator.
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My clients range from national and international multi-site employers to start-ups and to individual employees. I also work with the commercial departments of other law firms where they lack specialist employment advisers.
I have a BA Hons History from the University of Sussex and undertook the Law conversion course at the University of Brighton where I met my co-director Cate Searle. I completed the solicitors’ law finals course at Guildford College of Law.
I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Gatwick Diamond Business Association, Sussex Law Society and the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce.
I previously worked for a trade union firm and latterly for a large commercial law firm so I have wide experience of dealing with clients and opponents from all walks of life.
I support a number of community initiatives including Skills Exchange and Wired Sussex.
I am also on the Employer Engagement group, a forum of all school and college Heads in the city, which seeks to influence the way schools and colleges engage with employers, supports learning and provides employability skills to young people.
I am a party person and regularly go to live music events and festivals. I enjoy a huge range of music. I am an avid reader and a member of a book club and also enjoy travelling. Friends and family are very important to me and I love to entertain, whether it is cooking or mixing a mean cocktail.