Liz spent twenty years as a barrister, becoming head of the Employment Law team at Albion Chambers until 2015, when she took a senior lecturer role at the University of the West of England. As a lawyer she was counsel instructed to represent claimants and respondents in the Employment Tribunal, the Appeal Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the High Court.
Liz has extensive experience and knowledge of the health sector both in terms of the clinical and administrative landscapes within Hospital, University and Health Trusts. Over many years she has been instructed in complex cases ranging from the most serious allegations of discrimination, constructive unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and equal pay claims through to technically demanding cases covering TUPE and large-scale redundancy.
In her time as a barrister Liz was instructed by County, City and Borough Councils, to represent them across the full range of employment law matters. Similarly in the Secondary, FE and Higher Education sector Liz has appeared for Claimants and Respondents in sensitive, high value and complex cases.
Throughout her time in practice Liz was preferred counsel for numerous small, medium and large private companies. Specifically she was retained by one of the UK’s largest services and facilities firms for all of their complex matters. She has worked regularly and directly with board level personnel as well as marshalling and managing evidence from operational level employees. Liz’s ability to work with real attention to detail without losing sight of the bigger picture reflect her years of experience preparing for forensic cross examination of witnesses during trial. She is also an accredited mediator and her abilities in that regard are reflected in her careful and successful pre-trial negotiations, securing lasting settlements and repeated instructions from solicitors and commercial clients.