Senior Associate Solicitor
I aim to minimise your stress while delivering your desired outcome.
Email: [email protected]
Main areas of practice: Employment LawDiscrimination and Whistleblowing claimsRedundancyRestrictive Covenants
SRA ID: 368845
Tullet Prebon PLC v BGC Brokers L.P: I acted for 10 interdealer brokers whose ex-employer was seeking to prevent them from working for their new employer.
Acting in respect of an highly antagonistic race, sex and age discrimination claim and reaching a positive outcome for all parties.
Acting for an individual in a $13.5 bonus claim in the Employment Tribunal.
Acting for an individual under investigation for bullying and achieving a substantial settlement through the use of mediation.
- Senior Associate: Monaco Solicitors May 2017 – Present
- Consultant: Nabarro LLP October 2016 – April 2017
- Senior Associate: Langton Hudson Butcher (NZ) – July 2014 – September 2016
- Senior Associate : Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP – February 2008 – July 2013
- Associate: Kensington Swan October (NZ) 2005 – January 2008
- Solicitor : Stephenson Harwood LLP October 2001- June 2005
I have practiced employment law for over 15 years, acting for both employers and employees. I recognise the immense stress that issues at work can cause employees and I really enjoy being able to use my years of experience to help people through what can be a very difficult time. I make use of my in depth knowledge of employers’ practices to achieve my clients’ aims with as little fuss as possible.
Over the years I have advised employers and employees in many sectors including, technology, manufacturing, and the public sector. Having worked in the City for 10 years, I also have particular experience in financial services and I have acted for and against many of the leading banks, investment houses and insurance firms.
I am a highly experienced litigator, and where it is necessary to fight a case, I am a tenacious advocate for my clients. Claims I have been involved in recently include a maternity discrimination by a woman made redundant upon return from maternity leave, an age, sex and race discrimination claim which followed the appointment of a new manager, and several high court bonus claims.
Even where an employer is reluctant to engage in sensible discussions at an early stage, I will always proactively look at opportunities to reach a good outcome for my clients without the stress and expense of going to trial. I have successfully settled many cases through the use of meditation (where the parties have settlement discussions moderated by an independent third party) which is often an effective way of bringing parties together without the stress and uncertainty of a hearing.
I have also advised many employees in respect of their rights in redundancy situations and where their employment may be transferred under TUPE. I also regularly advise employees about their terms of employment at the outset of the relationship.
Expert advice from the team
Monaco Solicitors guided me through a difficult time and got me out the other side in a much better place.
The expert advice from the team there ensured that my case was dealt with fairly and swiftly by my former employee and enabled me to get on with life in a way I did not think would be as possible as it was.
Although I hope to never be in the situation where I need to use them again, I know I would be in safe hands if I did.
Doubled my payout
Monaco Solicitors helped my partner get a much better settlement figure from his employer when their original offer was extremely low. It was good to know that there was someone with sound legal knowledge of settlement agreements dealing with our case and who was on the end of a phone when we had any concerns.
Encouraging and realistic advice
This firm was brilliant from the moment I contacted them through to the final negotiation of a settlement agreement after an horrendous and potentially career-threatening situation had developed at my workplace. The advice I received was encouraging and realistic, and the experience of the solicitor involved was very reassuring, professional and thorough.
Sympathetic and extremely helpful
At a very difficult time for me, I received an extremely helpful and sympathetic service from Monaco Solicitors. I would definitely recommend them if you have any issues with your employer which require legal assistance.