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About Cassandra

Cassandra is a Senior Associate in the Education Team specialising in employment law in the education sector.  Her clients include maintained schools and academy trust companies, as well as independent schools.

 

Recent Experience

  • Acting for several multi-academy trust companies in the defence of Employment Tribunal proceedings brought for unfair dismissal, direct and indirect sex discrimination and disability discrimination
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of the law as it applies to voluntary aided schools and voluntary academies through my role supporting and advising Catholic dioceses generally
  • Advising a Catholic diocese in relation to a claim brought against one of its schools for discrimination on the grounds of religion
  • Drafting a Teachers’ Pay Policy for an independent school
  • Drafting contracts of employment for a range of employees from support staff to senior employees, such as Chief Executive Officer
  • Drafting and maintaining a suite of model employment documents, including contracts and workplace policies, for over 2,500 Catholic schools and academies in England and Wales
  • Drafting model scheme of delegation and associated documentation for Catholic academy trust companies in England

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Employment Lawyers Association

 

Career Experience

2018 to present: Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2013 to 2017: Legal Adviser, Catholic Education Service

2011 to 2012: Solicitor, Mulberry Finch

2004 to 2011: Solicitor Brian Harris & Co (Trainee Solicitor 2005 – 2007)