Polly qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and joined BDBF in June 2013. She was promoted to Partner in June 2017.
She is described by her clients as ‘diligent, forthright and supportive’, and is regularly noted as having gone the extra mile.
Polly’s clients benefit from her experience of advising both employers and employees. She uses this experience of having sat on both sides of the fence to give insightful and pragmatic advice.
On the employer side, Polly is a trusted adviser to her corporate clients advising on all aspects of the employment relationship, from drafting contracts for employees, directors and partners, guiding through HR processes and dealing with senior exits. She has long-standing relationships with clients in sectors including financial services, insurance, and media who comment on her ability to give commercial, legally sound solutions.
As an experienced litigator Polly uses her hands on experience of Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation to guide businesses through the process calmly and efficiently. She also particularly enjoys training businesses on a range of employment related topics, delivering engaging and practical sessions.
For her employee clients, Polly gives calm and measured advice, understanding that her clients are often involved in or facing a stressful situation. She regularly advises senior-executives through grievance, disciplinary, redundancy and TUPE processes, and on securing favourable exits. She is an experienced negotiator and has been praised for having fought for former clients with ‘vigour and dignity’. Polly often acts for executives in High Court and Employment Tribunal litigation, including recently representing senior individuals in financial services markets in claims of misrepresentation, breach of contract, and discrimination.
Polly is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, and sits on its Pro Bono Committee.
Outside of work, Polly enjoys spending time with her young family, and friends and the occasional karaoke session.