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About Harriet

Harriet graduated from Manchester University in 2005 with a degree in Social Anthropology. She then went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course in London, before qualifying as a solicitor in September 2012.

Harriet advises both employees and employers on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. In particular, Harriet advises on employment related disputes and tribunal claims, redundancy procedures, settlement agreements employment contracts and staff handbooks. Harriet also delivers training and seminars on various aspects of employment law.

Recent Experience

  • Advising and negotiating exit packages and settlement agreements for both employees and employers
  • Advising in relation to a large-scale collective redundancy exercise, including drafting scripts for all consultation meetings and letters for employees
  • Successfully defending a claim brought by an employee for race discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal
  • Drafting bespoke documentation including employment contracts, consultancy agreements and a staff handbook

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2018 to present: Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2015 to 2018: Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2014 to 2015: Solicitor, Gordon Dadds LLP

2012 to 2014: Solicitor, Davenport Lyons

2010 to 2012: Trainee Solicitor, Davenport Lyons

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 | Registration & lunch: 12.30pm | Start: 1.00pm | Finish: 2.00pm

HR Hour: Employment law update

Our next HR Hour seminar will cover a range of developments that have recently occurred in employment law. Topics will include: A round-up of the important case law developments over the last 12 months. Forthcoming changes. There is no charge …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB


Thursday 18th June 2020 | Registration & refreshments: 8.30am | Start: 8.30am | Finish: 9.30am

HR Hour: Discrimination essentials – focus on disability and mental health

In the first part of this key HR update session we will analyse significant developments in recent discrimination cases, including developments post-Brexit as UK law becomes de-linked from EU discrimination law. The second part of the session will focus specifically …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB


Wednesday 16th September 2020 | Registration & refreshments: 8.30am | Start: 8.30am | Finish: 9.30am

HR Hour: Disciplinary procedures in detail

This employment seminar will provide an in depth review of best practice when it comes to disciplinary procedures. It will also include interactive case studies, to identify common pitfalls and strategies for optimal outcomes. There is no charge to attend …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB