Anita has extensive experience in all aspects of Employment law and practice, having acted for both employees and employers in the UK and the US.
Anita specialises in discrimination law, having represented numerous clients in disability, sex, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and maternity and pregnancy discrimination, harassment and victimisation claims. Anita provides compassionate but pragmatic and effective counsel to employees faced with workplace problems, to achieve solutions that provide the redress they deserve. Anita also advises employers how to resolve employee relations issues that are aligned with their business expectations and proactively advocates the development of good employment practices and a happy workforce as a key to business success.
Anita trained and worked at Thompsons Solicitors for ten years, where she was a senior manager based at their London head office. Anita conducted complex discrimination, TUPE, trade union activities and whistleblowing cases, as well as multi-claimant cases in mass redundancy and insolvency situations. Relocating to Boston in 2006 with her husband, Anita re-qualified as a Massachusetts attorney and joined Littler Mendelson, the largest Employment and Labour law firm in the US, where she ran their UK employment practice. She advised employers on a diverse range of employment issues, from obtaining injunctive relief to enforce restrictive covenants to drafting fair employee management procedures. She also practiced US discrimination law, acting as second chair for jury trial cases.
Returning back to the UK, and just prior to joining didlaw, Anita worked for a UK/US law firm representing Claimants in discrimination, especially sexual harassment matters.
In her spare time, when she isn’t running around after her boy girl twins, Anita can be found at the gym, running, cycling and attending freestyle step afternoons – which she especially loves. Anita enjoys reading, travelling and being with her family and friends.