As an Employment Solicitor in the Education team, I specialise in advising nurseries, schools, academies, colleges, universities and other education settings on employment law and HR, as well as the regulatory framework that applies to education settings in the context of employment and HR matters (for example the requirements of the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ statutory guidance).

I provide pragmatic specialist advice and guidance to those in the education sector, including on the implementation of best practice. I assist our Employment Law and HR Retainer clients with contentious and non-contentious day-to-day employment and HR matters – which includes supporting clients through disciplinary, capability and grievance processes, exit agreements and defending employment tribunal claims, most recently for unfair dismissal and discrimination.

I regularly give legal updates and topical presentations to education settings, both in person and online, so that they are informed and kept up to date with employment law and HR developments.

I deliver both virtual and in person training to education settings on a variety of important areas relating to matters of employment law and HR.

I also advise individual clients on a range of matters, including settlement agreements, contracts of employment and pursuing employment tribunal claims.

I am a Trustee on the Board of the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, Essex and I volunteer with the Anglia Ruskin University Law Clinic to provide free legal advice.

In my spare time, I enjoy basketball, walks along the coast and the theatre. I also have an interest in mentoring which I am keen to pursue in the future.