Debra is a Solicitor in the firm's Employment & HR team.
Solicitor Debra Robinson joined Burnetts’ Employment & HR team in January 2017.
After growing up in Brough and attending Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, Debra received her LLB from Newcastle University in 2009 and her LPC from Leeds Beckett University in 2010 specialising in Employment, Housing and Family Law.
During her studies Debra volunteered with the housing charity Unipol as part of a free Advice Clinic, checking housing contracts and providing free legal advice to students. She also volunteered with the Crown Prosecution Service as a member of their North-West Community Involvement Panel. During this work, Debra contributed to the drafting of the Equality Bill and the Code for Crown Prosecutors. Debra undertook work experience placements with British Airways and a criminal defence firm based in Carlisle.
Following her studies Debra became the Representation Facilitator with the University of Cumbria Students Union, and briefly worked as a Community Home Carer in Cumbria. Debra enjoyed a successful period working with The North of England Commissioning Support responding to Freedom of Information requests and MP Correspondence.
Debra works within Burnetts’ robust Employment & HR team; her role includes advising clients on all areas of employment law, both contentious and advisory, including in-house training.
Debra lives in Carlisle and loves walking her 2 Shih Tzus. She is also an avid cinema-goer and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.