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I knew I wanted to be an Employment Lawyer in 2012, when I studied the module during my law degree as a mature student with the Open University. I volunteered at my local Citizens Advice bureaux at the time and it was the employment issues that fascinated me the most, mainly because employment matters are very much about people and how they interact with each other, which I find extremely interesting.

Employment law is constantly evolving, extremely varied and no two days are ever the same. One day I can be advising an individual client on the terms and effect of a settlement agreement between them and their employer, the next, drafting a defence to an Employment Tribunal Claim for a large international corporation.

I joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys in 2015 and have worked, studied and trained in this dynamic and varied area of law ever since, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2020.

I work mainly for employer clients, in particular, the firm’s largest client, a major international airline, but I also assist local authorities, NHS Trusts, and various SME companies. I also assist individuals looking for advice on problems they are experiencing with their employers, offering advice on their employment rights and outlining the options available to them.

I believe in fairness and equality in the workplace and have a passion for helping people. I am friendly, personable and very practical in my approach and always strive to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients. The challenges my clients face become my challenges and I offer practical advice and emotional support, working hard to come up with effective solutions to the issues they face. I love being part of the wider Employment team as we are all so passionate about what we do.

I also like helping people outside of my job and volunteer with local organisations whenever I can. I’m very sociable and when I’m not at work, I like to spend time with my  family and friends, whether that’s at home, out exploring the beautiful UK countryside or travelling further afield. I like being outdoors and enjoy cooking, swimming, walking, camping and travelling and have recently discovered and embraced the wonderful benefits of mindfulness and Yoga.

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