I am a newly qualified Solicitor in the Michelmores’ Employment team having joined the firm in November 2020 as a Trainee.
Throughout my time with Michelmores I have assisted my colleagues in advising a wide range of private and public sector clients including high net-worth individuals, businesses and Academy and NHS Trusts. Having completed seats with the firm’s Education and Projects teams, I have found that I have a particular interest in advising clients within the Education and Health sectors.
I have experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including: HR advice on statutory payments, disciplinary and grievance matters, employment status and sickness absence, claims for discrimination, victimisation, harassment, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and unlawful deductions from wages and corporate support work.
I also regularly contribute to the team’s ’employment:today’ articles designed to keep clients up to date with changes in legislation, recent case law and upcoming matters which may affect their business.
Outside of work I have an interest in antique jewellery and enjoys walking.
Working with the Michelmores’ Corporate team to provide employment support on a multi-million-pound corporate transaction including reviewing employment contracts, bonus arrangements, directors’ service agreements, holiday pay arrangements and staff handbook. Drafting related directors’ service agreements and settlement agreements.
Assisting with the preparation for and attending preliminary hearings, final hearings and judicial mediation defending claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing detriment.
Engaging in without prejudice correspondence and drafting settlement agreements in relation to an employee at risk of redundancy/dismissal.
Preparing staff handbooks and employment policies for businesses in the private sector.
Assisting with a collective grievance investigation into allegations of institutional racism.