England and Wales, 2006
‘The Apprentice analysed’, The Lawyer magazine - 2009
Employment Lawyers Association - Training Committee member
Industrial Law Society
YN Lawyers Committee
My reward is felt in the satisfaction of my clients
Over a decade ago, I chose to practice employment law on the basis that it was a specialty where I felt that I could really get to know and help people and organisations. I am delighted that that has not only proved to be true but also remains at the heart of what I do.
To some extent practising employment law is like being a designer of bespoke clothes (but sadly less glamorous) - advice needs to be tailored. I am constantly ensuring that strategies and outcomes are dictated by a combination of law, logic and truly understanding what each client wants and values.
I have a wonderfully diverse client base and getting to know my clients has taken me from factories to galleries, from hospitals to houses and from skyscrapers in the City to industrial sites in the mountains and beyond… Continuing the fashion theme – I have also enjoyed acting for many luxury brands and those working in that arena - a lot of fun for a fan of shopping!
As well as individuals, entrepreneurs and companies, I have also been privileged to assist many charities over the years both at work and more broadly - when I swap running a case for running a race or a committee.
Ultimately, although winning cases may not lead to medals, my reward is felt in the satisfaction of my clients when their objectives are met and their aspirations are realised or when my assistance has helped a fledgling company to grow. Moments that make me realise I made the right choice all those years ago…