I head up our client training service, coordinating client training programmes and designing and delivering training courses on employment and discrimination law.
I also assist the other practice development lawyers with publications and keeping our colleagues up to date with legal developments, including delivering training to our own team. Having previously been a partner in the department, I now sit part-time as an Employment Judge at the Bristol Tribunal and have started a second role hearing cases in the Information Rights Tribunal, dealing with appeals against ICO decisions on freedom of information requests and data protection enforcement.
I design and deliver client training courses on all aspects of employment law, including specialist courses for in-house counsel, HR training on recent developments, manager training on good employment practice, mock employment tribunals and e-learning courses. I am also involved in events for some of our client discussion groups, including the In House Employment Lawyers Club and the Law Firms Discussion Forum. Some of the training I do is for multi-national clients, and I also help to create international client guides to employment law across different countries.
Another aspect of my role is providing training and assistance to my colleagues on tricky aspects of employment and discrimination law.