Employment and discrimination.
Specialist in employment and discrimination law. Substantial experience in managing complex long-running discrimination trials and appeals.
Appointments: part-time fee-paid Employment Judge; Attorney-General's panel of counsel (B panel).
Acclaimed in the directories as “superb” and noted for ‘gravitas'. Valued for meticulous approach to fact-handling, incisive cross-examination, calm and approachable manner with clients and pragmatic and responsive advice.
Instructed for claimants across all sectors of employment; emphasis on protracted and hard-fought discrimination and harassment cases. Undertakes pro bono trial work representing migrant domestic workers.
In respondent practice, frequently receives repeat instructions in complex, long-running cases from commercial companies, universities, political parties, local authorities, NHS Trusts, trade unions and police forces. Advises on internal policies and procedures and conducts substantial internal reviews, investigations, and grievance and disciplinary matters.
Delivers witness familiarisation training with Assurety Training.
In suitable cases accepts instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.
Employment Lawyers Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Discrimination Law Association
Frequent contributor to Cloisters employment law blogs and LexisNexis employment law analysis.
Contributed to the LAG Discrimination Law Handbook and to Tolley's XpertHR, an on-line HR information service.
University of Sussex BA (Hons) First Class (1993) and MA Distinction (1994); City University Diploma in Law (1998); Inns of Court School of Law BVC (1999). Diplock Scholarship (1998).
Keen amateur novice wildlife photographer and piano player.