I am a Partner of the firm and head up Attwells’ Employment Law Department. I also regularly undertake work in the areas of civil litigation, data protection, and company/commercial.
I advise employers, employees, independent contractors, businesses, and individuals in contentious and non-contentious matters and I regularly appear in the Employment Tribunal and County Court.
A typical week for me would involve advising upon settlement agreements, negotiating exit packages, drafting claims and defences to the Employment Tribunal or County Court (such as those relating to unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of contract, negligence etc), contracts of employment, staff handbooks and other HR documentation, advising on grievance and disciplinary proceedings, TUPE transfers, and poor performance/sickness absence.
Alongside my general offering, I specialise in advising those operating in a small handful of key sectors, including care, estate agency, insurance, and IR35.
I have provided seminars on legal issues affecting the care sector to members of both Suffolk Care Association and Essex Care Association (whom Attwells are proud to partner with), in addition to talks at a national level. I have also delivered talks across East Anglia and London to estate agents on key legal requirements for their business, in conjunction with NAEA Propertymark.