Belinda is a founding partner of SW19Lawyers LLP and a member of the King’s College School Law Society Committee. She has recently become a member of the Wimbledon Village Business Association and a Governor of Willington School. She qualified as a solicitor in 1990 at Freshfields and worked as a corporate tax lawyer for some years before moving to Baker & McKenzie. In 1995, Belinda moved to work at Dell Inc, based in their European, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Headquarters in the UK. During her 11 years at Dell as a Legal Director (EMEA), her responsibilities included supporting most of the business areas and, in particular, HR, employment and benefits, government relations, corporate restructuring and finance.
Belinda acts for a diverse group of both corporate and individual clients on the whole range of employment law issues. She has been instructed by both Claimants and Respondents on many Employment Tribunal Claims. She has recently successfully concluded a mediation for an individual who had a complex discrimination claim. Belinda is very experienced with providing advice on the setting up of Limited Liability Partnership agreements and has acted on a number matters relating to the expulsion/ retirement of Members. Whistleblowing and disability discrimination are two other noted areas of speciality. Belinda enjoys both contentious and non- contentious work but is focused on providing solutions that are in the interests of both parties.
Belinda is a member at the RAC and enjoys playing many types of sport – boxing and ballet are two current favourites. She loves to cook and is part of a local “cook club”. Belinda likes to travel and particularly to Sweden where she can practice her Swedish. Her French and German are not bad either!
Telephone: +44 208 971 0414
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Cathryn O’Hare joined SW19Lawyers in May 2014. She studied law at Cambridge University and qualified as a solicitor in 1997. After some time practicing general commercial litigation, she chose to specialise in employment law at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. Cathryn has acted for corporate, trade union and individual clients advising on contentious and non contentious matters. She has experience in a wide range of employment issues including settlement agreements, employment contracts and policies, discrimination claims, grievance and disciplinary procedures.
Given her first hand experience of returning to work following a career break to raise children, Cathryn has a particular interest in issues arising from maternity and parental leave, and flexible working. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.
Cathryn is currently providing marketing and professional support services to SW19Lawyers.
Cathryn spends her time outside work looking after her four children, learning how to tap dance and play piano, running, doing pilates and can sometimes be persuaded to enter the odd triathlon.
Telephone: +44 (0) 208 947 7997
Mitchell joined SW19 Lawyers in January 2015 as a Consultant. He is an experienced employment law specialist with 16 years’ expertise in all areas of employment law gained from market leading practices in the City, in-house secondments at Accenture and Telefonica O2 and most recently while working as a consultant.
He partners with his clients to provide guidance and support in relation to the full range of non-contentious and contentious matters including: outsourcings, acquisitions and reorganisations – managing all employment aspects from planning through to implementation of change programmes affecting employees; collective consultation processes; changes to employees’ terms and conditions, including pension benefits; disciplinary and grievance, long-term sickness absence and individual redundancies; and drafting of employment documentation and bonus schemes. Mitchell also acts for individuals, advising on settlement agreements, review of contracts and is experienced in advising mothers returning to work after maternity.
When not looking after his two young children, Mitchell is a keen cyclist and follower of almost all sports.
Telephone: +44 (0) 208 947 7997
Mobile: +44 (0)779 000 5048
Stacy joined SW19 Lawyers in January 2017 as a Consultant. She is a dual-qualified solicitor and US lawyer with over 15 years of experience practising commercial and corporate law.
She was formerly a partner at Baker & McKenzie in London and acted as general counsel of a start-up financial services firm. In those roles, and in her consulting work, Stacy has been involved at senior levels in a broad range of corporate transactions involving a wide range of businesses across numerous business sectors and ranging from start ups to multi-nationals.
Those transactions have included significant private equity, M&A and capital markets transactions as well as smaller business investments and combinations. Stacy has drafted and negotiated commercial agreements relating to virtually all areas of a business, including non-disclosure agreements, standard terms and conditions, IT and office services contracts and purchase and supply contracts, and has a great deal of experience with corporate agreements and arrangements, such as shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements and articles of association, as well. She enjoys assisting clients with their company secretarial function, advising on those issues and helping to prepare board and shareholder documentation as appropriate.
Stacy also advises clients on the Bribery Act and has assisted clients in a broad range of compliance matters, such as by preparing codes of business conduct, conflicts of interest procedures and anti-bribery and corruption procedures.
When not traipsing around Southwest London to attend her children’s various sporting and school-related activities, Stacy enjoys long runs in Richmond Park with her Vizsla, CJ, as well as cooking and the theatre.
Telephone: +44 (0) 208 947 7997
Alan has been recognised as a leading employment lawyer for many years. He joined SW19Lawyers as a consultant in May 2017. During his career, he has advised on all aspects of employment matters and labour law for domestic and international clients. Alan’s key areas of specialisation are advising on issues relating to the recruitment, retention and termination of senior executives. This includes advising on garden leave and restrictive covenants and the movement of key employees. He has conducted many cases involving directors of public companies.
Increasingly, the work that he has done has embraced LLP and partnership disputes. In doing so, he is able to draw on his experience of having been the Senior Partner of a leading City firm Speechly Bircham LLP.
Alan is one of the Editors of Employment Precedents and Company Policy Documents published by Sweet & Maxwell. Previously, he edited Service Agreements, a book published by Longmans in its practitioner’s series, which focused on drafting contracts of employment for senior executives.
He has received recommendations on a number of occasions as an employment specialist in both Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories. Legal 500 described him as a “superb and tenacious consultant”. Chambers UK, 2015, wrote: “Alan Julyan... focuses on advising senior executives, with the sources calling him a ‘Signature name for individuals.’ He regularly advises City executives on restrictive covenants.” He was selected for inclusion in the Sixth Edition (2017) of Best Lawyers in the UK for Employment Law.
He is a member of the ELA and Industrial Law Society. Previously, he was also a member of the City of London Employment Law Sub Committee.
Alan was educated at Bristol Grammer School and then went on to study a BA Hons in Business Law at Coventry University.
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