Juliette joined Acuity Law as a Legal Director in February 2022, having spent 20 years heading up a successful Employment team with Slater & Gordon (previously Russell Jones and Walker).
Juliette has practiced in employment and discrimination law for over two decades. She has notable expertise in dealing with complex discrimination cases under all strands of anti-discrimination legislation, with a particular interest in disability, sex and maternity discrimination matters and whistleblowing. Juliette has a keen interest in cases arising out of so-called hidden disabilities as well as associative and perceived discrimination.
She represented the Claimant in what was understood to the first perceived disability discrimination claim considered by the Tribunals, among several high-profile and ground-breaking cases she has handled.
Juliette is very experienced in collective labour law issues and, in particular, in advising in redundancy situations. She has developed expertise in cases where employment law overlaps with civil claims, including claims for professional negligence arising from alleged sub-standard employment advice. Juliette has also developed a sound understanding of claims where there is an overlap between employment law and other areas relevant to the employment relationship – for example, advising on data protection issues within the employment relationship.
Juliette is a regular contributor to both the local and national press and delivers training to clients and fellow practitioners. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Wales and is often sought out to provide a legal insight on topical matters.
Juliette has been ranked by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for over 14 years.
Juliette is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and is a Working group participant for EHRC Wales.