Julia is a qualified Employment Lawyer who has been involved in some of the UK’s leading employment cases. She brings a distinctly practical and delivery-focused approach to her job, having also worked as an HR professional.
After qualifying and working at the law firm Dentons, Julia joined British Airways in 1998 where she led the Employment Law team from 2001 until 2011. Julia had a broad practice undertaking both contentious and advisory work. She developed a particular interest in collective labour law, and led BA’s employment team during significant transformational changes within the business including disputes with cabin crew and pilots. She was involved in a number of high profile injunction hearings.
In 2011 Julia moved into HR and gained her FCIPD, latterly becoming BA’s Head of HR, leading a team of around 80 HR professionals responsible for strategic and tactical HR advisory activity globally. In her HR role, Julia took on more hands-on work in the collective relations field, leading or participating in collective negotiation and consultation.
In 2018 Julia joined PwC, working as a lawyer once again, focusing on industrial relations issues. Since taking up this role she has enjoyed the challenge of working in a range of sectors including utilities, logistics, media and the public sector.
She has direct experience of most aspects of collective relations practice including: strategic planning; advising on collective agreements and trade union relationships; statutory consultation and negotiation processes and talks held with the assistance of ACAS; and dealing with industrial action of all types both in the workplace and in the court room.
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