We have built a team of trusted barristers and solicitors who share our belief in social justice. Each is highly qualified, many coming from prestigious Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, and between them, they cover a wealth of experience from large city, corporate and international law firms.  They are now dedicated to covering all aspects of employment law to bring legal justice to the workplace. This pool of high calibre expertise allows us to select the right person to represent your case and ensure the best possible results.

Amit Patel

Managing Director

Amit has been a qualified solicitor for over a decade practicing at a range of companies, from top 500 legal firms to niche Solicitors’ practices. He also brings with him real world business experience from a number of sectors and holds degrees in biomedical science, law, and employment law. Amit is committed to bringing this experience, along with previous charity work representing victims of human trafficking and slavery, into the commercial employment arena.

 

Amit is an employment and discrimination specialist having been instructed on hundreds of discrimination and unfair dismissal claims over the last ten years. He is listed on the Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery Expert Directory, is regularly endorsed by Employment Judges and Barristers, and frequently receives instructions to act for other legal firms and solicitors. Amit still oversees every single case that comes through Atkinson Rose.

It is always a pleasure working with Amit Patel. A skilled negotiator and always sensitive to the human dimension and emotional backdrop invariably present in employment disputes, Amit works round the clock to get the best results for his clients.

Eirwen-Jane Peirrot, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Amit has instructed me in over 60 employment cases over the years.  He always works incredibly hard for his clients, is both thorough and innovative in presenting their cases and is an exceptional negotiator.  He often gets clients not only excellent results but results above and beyond all sensible expectations.

Jason Braier, Barrister

Nicola Barrett

Nicola qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and joins the Atkinson Rose team from an international Legal 500 firm. Nicola has worked on over 300 cases during her career to date, some settling for in excess of £1 million, as well as a notable position at the Commission for Racial Equality where she was involved in bringing cases to the employment tribunal.

Christian Decle

Christian has a first class law degree and has been called to the Bar. Over the course of his extensive career he has held roles within the International Bar Association (developing projects around anti-corruption, whistleblowing and human rights), Middle Temple, The Old Bailey and One Pump Court – as well as volunteering at the River House Law Clinic, the Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust and FRU. 

 

Christian also spent many years working in house for British Airways advising on HR matters, interpreting regulations into policies and assisting with in house grievances and disciplinary matters. He was also a qualified mediator and in house “diversity champion” providing bullying and harassment advice on issues of diversity and policy setting.

Ruth Whittaker

Prior to joining Atkinson Rose, Ruth had completed a traineeship at the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg before commencing roles at two international commercial law firms.

 

Over the course of her career Ruth has advised on a variety of social welfare issues through numerous pro bono and corporate social responsibility projects, including the application and interpretation of the Equality Act 2010 in employment law matters.

 

Ruth has extensive experience in claims regarding discrimination on the grounds of mental and physical disability, race, and sex; failures to make reasonable adjustments; victimisation; harassment; and constructive dismissal. She is currently on hiatus pursuing an LLM and other legal projects.

Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas

Cressida completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Durham and has since been committed to social justice and reform. She has worked for the Hackney Community Law Centre, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, and was a team leader at Big Voice, involved in the drafting of a model Law Commission report.

Cressida has also been involved in Barristers’ sets including 3PB and Old Square Chambers and has shadowed Baroness Helena Kennedy in the House of Lords.  Her rounded experience includes having completed CISI FCA financial regulation exams, working within the financial industry and volunteer work with a mental health care provider, a residential care home and, attending the UN Conference of the Parties (COP15, COP18 and COP21).

Sat Gill

Sat brings over 20 years of professional employment and HR experience to the Atkinson Rose team and is our specialist on employee grievances and negotiating settlement agreements. Her extensive experience, as both in-house head of HR and as a consultant, spans a range of sectors including the NHS, professional services, insurance, media, beauty and technology.

 

Sat is passionate about promoting industry best practise, employer obligations surrounding fair treatment, and managing and promoting positive employee relations in the workplace.

Emma Hills

Emma is a key member of Atkinson Rose, responsible for ensuring quality standards are upheld throughout our case handling procedures and approach to client care. Emma is an affiliate member of the ICB and brings over 14 years’ worth of systems management experience to the team. She is responsible for case management progression, ensuring adherence to our regulators requirements and determining the financial viability and remedies of claims. 

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