I am a graduate of the bar exams, and I was called to the bar namely, The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, in March 2007. I chose not to pursue a career as a barrister and instead worked for various law firms to cross qualify as a solicitor. I felt that this was not what I wanted to do and started lecturing at numerous Universities. During my time as a lecturer at Westminster University, I taught five subjects in law and was head of the Tax Law department. I have over 17 years’ experience both in practice and as a tutor of law. I am academically qualified. I have created The Law Clinic to provide free advice to individuals and affordable advice to businesses.
My main specialist practice areas include:
As a legal professional, I adopt a very thorough manner in tackling your issues to ensure that you receive first class legal advice. I have dealt with numerous employment cases over time and this area of law is one that I am most passionate about. I constantly look to evaluate and embrace feedback we receive so that we improve our legal and professional appreciation of customer service. My office based in Ealing and provides a secure private location in which clients are able to meet with myself and feel comfortable enough to disclose their most challenging issues that they may be facing in the workplace.
I am able to support both individuals and businesses with any employment issues such as wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, disciplinary, harassment and redundancy. I have supported numerous clients get settlements from their employers through Early Conciliation, and have an excellent working relationship with Acas.
I am often representing employees in the Employment Tribunal and have traveled to numerous Tribunals across the country. I am able to assess the likelihood of success at the very start of a case and I am able to support clients with the preparation of cases including drafting claim forms, particulars, witness statements and schedules of loss and also representing you at the Tribunal. I am also able to look over settlement agreements for clients and advise them on their positions when leaving a company.
I represent employers by supporting with drafting of employment contracts, advising on how to proceed in relation to issues they may have with their employees, also supporting in the drafting of ET3’s , witness statements and can provide representation at the employment tribunal.
Civil litigation (Small Claims)
I have a broad knowledge of the civil court process and can support clients with all small claim cases in all areas of law and I am able to offer cost effective preparation and representation at court as long as the claim is below £10,000.00. During our consultation, I will discuss the merits of your case with you and also what steps are needed to proceed. I can support you by drafting a letter before action before beginning the court process to see if we can settle the matter out of court. i can then help with drafting the statements of case i.e. the particulars or defence. On numerous occasions clients have come to see me and we have been able to settle the matter prior to proceeding to court. I aim to give clients a cost effective solution. I am able to support you with completing court forms and preparing witness statements for your case as well as supporting clients with requesting and enforcing judgements with the court.
Ms C Ramos Alvarez v The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: 2201145/2015 – Final and Reasons