Senior practice support lawyer
Debra is the Senior Practice Support Lawyer for the Employment, Pensions, Benefits and Immigration (EPBI) Group. She monitors key cases and legislative developments in both the UK and EU and provides legal updates to clients on topical issues as well as future developments.
Main areas of practice
Debra is responsible for the EPBI Group’s client and public employment training programme, including the Employment Clubs and helps public and private sector clients across the country to comply with the challenges of employment law. Debra has significant experience in providing training for a wide range of clients in the private sector as well as the education, health and social housing sectors.
She devises and presents training seminars across a broad spectrum of employment law issues and utilises a range of training materials from case studies, PowerPoint presentations, role plays and quizzes. Debra takes a very interactive approach to training to ensure key employment topics are covered in an informative and practical way.
Debra is responsible for writing employment law articles for the EPBI quarterly Newsletters and is a regular contributor of articles on employment law developments for HR publications such as People Management and HR Review and for regional media such as the Western Mail.
Debra is a regular speaker at legal conferences and external events. These include the White Paper Conference, Cardiff Business Week and Business in the Community.
Debra has a BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.
Debra is a volunteer at the Cardiff Employment Law Clinic.
Debra gained a BA Hons (2:1) at King’s College at the University of London. She then completed her CPE and Law Society Finals at Lancaster Gate at the College of Law. She qualified in 1988.
- ELA Association
- Law Society Diversity Forum
Insights by Debra
The Government recently published its response to the consultation paper Retained EU Employment Law. A reduction in working time reporting requirements and more flexibility regarding TUPE consultation were announced. Wide-ranging...Read More
In the wake of a series of recent high-profile cases involving sexual harassment in the workplace, the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill received Royal Assent on 26...Read More
The welfare of employees continues to be at the forefront of responsible leadership. However, a recent survey has revealed the worrying extent of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace....Read More