My role & experience
I joined the Employment Team in 2014 as a qualified solicitor after successfully completing my training with the firm.
I advise on a wide range of employment matters, acting for both employer clients and individuals and my experience includes drafting and negotiating contractual documentation and staff handbooks, negotiating settlement agreements and advising on performance management issues. In addition, I provide support in corporate transactions, advising on all employment related issues, including TUPE. I also organise and run popular seminars on a variety of topics including holiday pay and stress in the workplace.
My specific experience
I advised on the employment aspects of a £12.9 million pound sale of an entire group company, to include drafting and negotiating warranties and bespoke indemnities, providing detailed disclosure against the same, advising on and negotiating settlement agreements and advising on liabilities and obligations throughout the process which was completed within 4 weeks of heads of terms being signed.
Defending an ever-growing IT and software company in a constructive unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination case. Working under tight deadlines imposed by the Tribunal and achieving a successful result via settlement.
Acting on behalf of private individuals following a large scale redundancy by a global supplier of technology, I successfully negotiated favourable packages to take into consideration complex terms resulting from mobile and international employment contracts.
My involvement with the community and associations
I am a Member of the Employment Lawyers Association and regularly attend networking events where I am sometimes called upon to give short informative presentations.
I volunteer with the Surrey Law Centre offering pro-bono employment law advice to members of the local community.
Something you may not know
I spent time travelling in Asia, Australia and New Zealand where I was lucky enough to complete a sky dive over the beautiful Lake Taupo, survived a white water rafting tip and attended a traditional tribal feast.
I enjoy outdoor activities and have recently discovered a new love for flyboarding (and have the bruises to prove it)!
I participate in charity fundraising and have completed the three peak challenge twice, raising nearly £10,000 for charities that are very close to my heart.