Leila has a growing employment practise. She has received instructions to represent both claimants and respondents and has instructed across all levels of the litigation process from preliminary and interlocutory hearings to final hearings. She has acted in claims involving unfair dismissal, discrimination (disability, race, sex), unlawful deduction of wages and breach of contract. She has also acted in preliminary hearings concerning points of law, for example employee status and issues of limitation.
She grasps the complexity of the various moving parts of a case, whilst still appreciating the ‘bigger picture’, which is important for clients who may not understand parts of what can be a technocratic process.
She also regularly drafts advices on appeal, remedy and merits assessments.
Leila’s exposure to employment was through her role working as Chair on the board of a charitable organisation whereby she chaired internal disciplinary hearings, appeal hearings and welfare meetings concerning staff members and management.