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 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 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
Whether or not to suspend an employee pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct is a serious decision to make, one that many employers often find difficult. The Court of...Read More
The government will have to consider making changes to the rules relating to criminal records disclosure following the Supreme Court's decision that certain elements of the disclosure provisions are in...Read More