Bethan is a specialist employment lawyer, advising a wide range of organisations on the full remit of HR issues, including restructuring and redundancies, business sales and acquisitions, and day-to-day employee relations issues such as grievances, absence, performance management, and disciplinary processes. She has a particular interest in the Education sector, advising schools and academies on policies and procedures, staff dismissals, and managing their relationship with trade unions, but also regularly advises manufacturing clients, charities, hospices, and tech companies. She trained at a Top 100 law firm in the south west, progressing to Partner in 2021, and enjoys long-standing relationships with clients, advising on the ongoing staffing issues they face and gaining valuable insight into the workings of their organisation.
Bethan’s work is split between defending Employment Tribunal litigation, supporting on corporate transactions, and providing strategic advice to manage staffing issues and to assist with planning HR policy. She provides bespoke training for clients on HR issues as well as general updates on Employment law.
Bethan has regularly provided pro bono advice through local charities and is a governor of a primary school. She is a recommended lawyer for Employment (Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall) by the Legal 500.
- Advising a large Multi-Academy Trust on threatened employment claims from an ex-employee, relating to disability discrimination and whistleblowing detriment, ultimately successfully negotiating a settlement through Judicial Mediation
- Advising a charitable trust on the restructure of its senior leadership team, involving the redundancies of two directors and redeployment of senior managers
- Supporting a large manufacturer with regular advice on staffing issues, including managing competing grievances from senior personnel
- Providing corporate support in relation to the sale of a leisure business, including advice on disclosure, holiday pay issues, and director settlement agreements