Julia qualified as a Solicitor in 1995 and has specialised in Employment Law since 2000. She is a trusted adviser to both employers and employees.
She has a wide range of experience in bringing/defending Employment Tribunal proceedings ranging from unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings), unlawful deduction of wages, breach of contract and less favourable treatment of part-time workers, amongst other claims.
Julia works closely with employers, guiding them through disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and other procedures, finding practical solutions to employment/HR issues.
She also advises individuals, including directors and other employees who personally experience workplace problems. This includes employees facing allegations of gross misconduct or poor performance or issues relating to sickness absence, redundancy, discrimination or other unfair treatment. She provides a sympathetic ear, whilst providing objective advice and cost-effective solutions to employment issues.
Julia often negotiates Settlement Agreements (formerly known as Compromise Agreements) for both employers and employees as a pragmatic way of resolving conflict in the workplace.
Julia is also experienced in drafting documents such as contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements, staff handbooks, policies, consultancy agreements and post-termination restrictive covenants. She also provides strategic advice to employers on commercial transactions, such as TUPE.
Julia is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. She is also a French speaker and obtained a diploma in French Legal Studies at the Robert Schumann University in Strasbourg. You will also find Julia on Linked-In.