Keira is a Senior Associate within the Dispute Resolution department in the Isle of Man. She is a qualified barrister in England and Wales, having practised at the Bar in London for over 8 years prior to joining the firm. She recently relocated to the Isle of Man where she intends to qualify as a Manx Advocate.
Keira is a specialist in employment and discrimination law. She has extensive experience dealing with contentious and non-contentious matters for both employers and employees across the full spectrum of employment law issues. She has represented a wide range of clients in the Employment Tribunal of England and Wales and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. She has also acted as Junior Counsel in the Court of Appeal on a number of occasions, including in the ongoing mass equal pay claim against Asda, described by the BBC as “Made in Dagenham for the 21st Century”.
Keira is known for her strong client skills and meticulous case preparation.
She is commended by the Legal 500 UK, 2017 as “a safe pair of hands, who obtains good results for her clients” and by the Legal 500 UK, 2016 as being “always on top of the case in terms of the facts and the law”. She is co-author of the English Law Society’s Employment Law Handbook (5th and 6th Editions).
Keira also has experience in commercial and regulatory litigation, with a particular focus on financial services. Keira gained invaluable experience during a 9-month secondment to the General Counsel’s Division of the Financial Conduct Authority in 2012/2013 where she advised on a broad range of retail conduct matters.