Debra Gers

Senior practice support lawyer
Contact details

029 2068 6164

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.

Contact details

029 2068 6164

  • ELA Association
  • Law Society Diversity Forum

Insights by Debra


12 January - Debra Gers

Compared to other years, there is hardly any new employment legislation expected in 2022. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic however will continue to bring many challenges for employers and HR professionals...

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25 October - Debra Gers

COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have meant that many people have been working from home for much of the last 18 months or have been on furlough for long periods of time....

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14 October - Debra Gers

It is no surprise that many pandemic related Employment Tribunal claims have been brought over the past 18 months. We have now had the first decision relating to a claim...

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