• I am an associate in the Employment and Pensions department.
    I advise both public and private sector employers in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment and HR matters.
    I have particular expertise in advising health clients and, since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004, I have worked with a number of NHS organisations both in England and in Wales. This work has included complex discrimination claims; disciplinary proceedings against hospital consultants; whistleblowing claims; and claims for unfair dismissal. I have experience of representing clients in Employment Tribunals and I have acted for clients where cases have been appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
    I provide advice and training to HR officers on a range of employment issues including TUPE; disciplinary and grievance processes; managing lengthy sickness absences and consideration of reasonable adjustments for disabled employees; drafting of contracts and procedures; and general updates.

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