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
EU nationals living and working in the UK are increasingly anxious about what the future holds. There has been an unlawful suspension of Parliament, the so-called Benn Act requires the...Read More
This article first appeared in People Management on 29 August 2019. With record numbers of unfilled vacancies, individuals can now be more selective when looking for employment. A competitive salary...Read More
The EAT (Employment Appeal Tribunal) has recently considered the issue of an employee's covert recording of a meeting with HR and held that there are various circumstances when it would...Read More