Victoria joined the Burnetts employment and HR team on 5th
May 2020 as a Legal Director in our employment and HR team. She will work with our commercial clients, supporting businesses and their staff to be the best that they can be. Victoria has over 15 years’ experience as an employment law specialist under her belt. She is an expert navigator when it comes to guiding her clients safely through the choppy waters often associated with employment law.
Originally from Cumbria, Victoria studied law at Birmingham University many moons ago (her words!). She trained as a solicitor with a leading commercial law firm in the Midlands and went on to practice as an employment specialist with commercial law firms in the Midlands and North Yorkshire. Her background may be commercial, but she prides herself in being first and foremost a “people person”. She is committed to getting to know you and your business inside-out and understanding the results you want. She strives to work with you as part of your team. She is straight-talking, plain-speaking and an expert in her field. She is here to help.
Victoria advocates ‘prevention being better than cure’ when it comes to employment law problems. She is adept in offering easy-access training courses to suit your business needs and to follow up with advice on implementation of policies and procures. Victoria is pragmatic and recognises that we don’t live in an ideal world where prevention of a problem is always possible. When conflict and litigation arise she is “a safe pair of hands”. She understands the law, helps you to understand your options and will advise and support you to ‘cure’ any problem thorough effective tribunal representation or negotiation and commercial settlement.
Victoria offers a 360-degree approach in her legal and HR services. Her three goals are:
- To understand your aims and ethos as an employer;
- To understand your problem inside out;
- To simplify the legal landscape into straight-talking solutions that fit your business aims and ethos.
She knows that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to providing legal and HR services in business. You and your business are unique and Victoria will always provide you with a bespoke service tailored to your needs. Victoria full profile is available here.