Need legal advice? Ask our experts’s experts can advise you on all things employment-related.

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Do you need advice on issues relating to work and caring, redundancy, self employment, flexible working, shift changes, etc?

If so, you can send your questions to and our panel of experts will outline your rights and what avenues are open to you.

Email your questions to [email protected] and our panel will respond within a few days. Our regular panel of lawyers include:

Tracey Guest

Tracey is head of employment and a partner at Slater Heelis in Manchester. She specialises in employment law and is also a working mum.

Lorna Valcin

Lorna has 30 years’ experience in the legal field, the vast majority of which has been spent specialising in Employment and Immigration Law.

Former partner of a national commercial firm of solicitors as Head of the Employment and Immigration team, she currently works as a senior employment solicitor for Monaco Solicitors.

She is particularly passionate about womens’ rights in the workplace.

Maria Hoeritzauer

Maria is a Senior Associate at Crossland Employment Solicitors in Abingdon. She is a mum of two and as a working mum has worked in top tier law firms in the Thames Valley region and London during her legal career.

She has acted for a wide range of clients including individuals and employers, including start-up businesses, multinationals and publicly listed companies.

Maria advises on a wide range of HR and employment-related matters including;

  • Employment contracts
  • Disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Board level disputes
  • Performance management
  • Discrimination
  • Restrictive covenants and restructuring exercises.

She also advises on contentious issues such as discrimination, bonus and contract disputes, unfair dismissal and outsourcing.

Our HR experts include:

Anna Ives

Anna is a highly experienced HR Consultant with a MA in HR Management, and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

Anna set up her business HR Puzzle when she struggled to find a flexible role after maternity leave. HR Puzzle – The missing piece in your business is a HR Consultancy, based in Hertfordshire.

It provides help and support for employers to get the best performance out of their employees. It covers a number of different services, but promises to provide a bespoke, personalised, consistent HR service.

Des Desai

Des can respond on tax issues and issues relating to self employment. Des’ company are tax specialists (one of his partners is an ex-Senior Inspector of Taxes)  who exclusively serve self employed and buy to let landlords. If you are running your own business or intending to start one, they can give you practical down to earth advice on tax and benefits. also has many other experts who we can draw on for a wide variety of issues.

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