Louise leads the Employment Law Team.
Louise advises on all aspects of English employment law and related human resource issues, mainly acting for employers but also taking on complex, high-value employee claims work. Louise prides herself on being client-focused, providing clear, pragmatic and strategic commercial advice, and working together to find solutions.
Louise regularly presents webinars and speaks at business conferences. Louise also enjoys providing workforce and management training on a range of employment law topics and bespoke training packages.
Louise qualified as a Solicitor in 2005. Prior to joining Warners, Louise worked for a large regional firm for almost 13 years and, before that, with a niche practice in London. She has worked with specialist sectors, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, education and healthcare, with clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Louise has represented clients in court since 1996 as a court clerk, then specialising in personal injury claims and appearing on behalf of clients in the Small Claims Court. Her litigation work now involves a variety of employment law cases from half-day to multi-day actions as well as multi-party cases.
Louise has spent time on secondment to a large public sector organisation and, more recently, to a large construction business. This has given Louise invaluable insight into legal issues from a client’s perspective and enabled her to gain a thorough understanding of the challenges that companies face on a daily basis.
Louise has a keen interest in the education sector and has worked with maintained, independent and faith schools as well as single and multi-academy trusts. Louise also has volunteer role experience as a governor at a UTC and is currently a Trustee at the Rivermead Inclusive Trust. She is also an active member of the local business community and contributes through her work as Vice-Chair of the Steering Group of the Rochester Business Guild and works closely with Mid-Kent CIPD to provide employment law seminars and webinars.