Louise has been practising law for over 25 years, initially solely in the employment field, and more recently also as an ecclesiastical lawyer.
Louise’s ecclesiastical law practice includes work as a Diocesan Registrar and as the Acting Provincial Registrar for the North of England. She advises on a wide variety of issues, including:
Louise’s appointments include:
She also acts for individual clients on matters such as safeguarding, clergy discipline and data protection.
Louise regularly delivers seminars and training for ecclesiastical clients, including IME training for clergy, training for churchwardens, and workshops on GDPR/data protection in the ecclesiastical context. She is an ILM-accredited trainer.
Louise handholds clients through a whole spectrum of employment law issues, from recruitment right to termination, including:
Most of Louise’s clients are employers, but she does also advise and support senior executives. She has particular expertise in the charity and education sectors. Her clients include Bradford Grammar School, the Grammar School at Leeds, Puma, PWS, Mamas and Papas and ITW.
Louise speaks regularly at seminars, both at the firm’s events and as a guest speaker for external organisations. She is an ILM-accredited trainer and her seminars are practical and jargon-free. She is consistently rated as “excellent” by delegates. She has appeared in the local press and on BBC Radio and TV as an employment law expert. She is listed as a key individual in her field in the Chambers & Partners UK and The Legal 500 UK directories.
Louise’s perfect day out would be to indulge in her unusual hobby of church bell ringing during the morning, before walking to a country pub where she would then quench her thirst with some Yorkshire-brewed real ale. Her greatest achievement outside of work has been leading a £63,000 project to restore the 18th-century bells of her local church to full working order with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. She is also a Kindle addict and loves to curl up with a good e-book.
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