I am a Senior Associate in the Employment, Immigration and Reward team, and advise on the full range of employment law issues.
Since joining Lewis Silkin in 2015 I have worked with a wide range of clients including law firms, banks, companies in the retail sector and individuals. I have extensive experience in litigation and day-to-day advisory matters, and advise clients in English, Spanish and Italian. In addition to advisory work, I also carry out investigations.
I have extensive experience of Employment Tribunal litigation, including complex whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal cases as well as more unusual claims, such as successfully defending an application from an international news organisation to access documents in a Tribunal claim our client had won. I regularly guide clients through the intricacies of Tribunal procedure, and represent both respondents and claimants in hearings and judicial mediations.
I work with companies across a range of sectors, including professional services, finance, entertainment, construction and travel.
I provide pragmatic and commercial advice on day-to-day employment queries. My practice includes advising on matters such as grievances and disciplinaries, dismissals, restructures and collective consultations, TUPE transfers and contract and policy reviews. I particularly enjoy working closely with clients to help them find the right commercial approach for their business.
I also advise employees, and my recent work includes representing clients in discrimination and whistleblowing matters as well as advising on terms of employment and negotiated exits.
As a member of our Investigations and Regulatory group, I regularly carry out investigations for clients in addition to my advisory work. I have conducted sensitive and complex investigations for domestic and international companies across the financial, legal and entertainment sectors, including investigations with a regulatory angle.
I have extensive experience working with Spanish and Italian clients, both those setting up in the UK and those with an established presence. I regularly advise foreign companies on English legal issues and have managed large cross-jurisdictional matters, working closely with colleagues in our international Ius Laboris network.
I have also delivered client training internationally in English, Spanish and Italian. I have spoken on discrimination law at an international conference, and have co-authored an article published in an international legal journal.
I am passionate about diversity and inclusion and co-lead the LGBT+ Strand of Lewis Silkin’s Diversity Board. To read more about the Diversity Board’s work, and inclusivity at Lewis Silkin, visit the dedicated page here.
Outside of work, I am a trustee of the charity Bi Pride UK.