Thursday 26 April 2018 – 10.30am to 2.30pm
£15 per delegate including lunch
Location: Anna Kennedy Online, Brook House, 54a Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge UB8 2FX
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Manjeet or Mandy as she is otherwise known is a qualified Solicitor specialising in Employment Law and more recently in Special Educational Needs (SEN) Law. Mandy has had a wide and varied career in the employment law sphere, having been fortunate to act for both businesses and individuals. Over the course of her career she has advised on a range of matters including all types of discrimination claims, flexible working, TUPE, disciplinary/ grievance matters, staff handbooks/ policies, contracts, Tribunal claims, sickness absence management and provided client training. In short, her experience in this field is vast.
After graduating from Cambridge University and completing her Legal Practice Course in Oxford, Mandy began her career in January 2001, with the prestigious international law firm, Linklaters. At that early stage of her career, Mandy knew that she wanted to specialise in employment law and in order to widen her experience outside of an International Law Firm, Mandy spent 6 months with the Free Representation Unit where she acted for individuals who could not afford legal representation in their employment tribunal matters, and it was here that her interest in disability discrimination began. She later went on to work at reputable and award winning firms Doyle Clayton and Pinsent Masons where she consolidated her expertise in this practice area. In 2011, after a number of in-house secondments to clients, Mandy became an in-house employment lawyer for the Royal Mail.
In 2014, Mandy was impacted personally by disability when her young son was displaying amongst other signs, speech regression and was later diagnosed with autism. Mandy decided to focus on her son and it is at this point that she developed an interest in SEN Law. After becoming involved in various initiatives to help disabled people, in November 2017 Mandy co-founded and launched Talem Law, a boutique law firm, combining her passions for employment law and SEN/disability. Mandy cites her son as her inspiration and driving force and sees these practice areas as complimentary because once parents have obtained the correct provision for their children with SEN/disabilities at school, the next issue to consider is work and Mandy is a firm believer that understanding the legal framework around disability and applying it correctly in the workplace is a win-win situation for the disabled person and the employer!