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Yvette’s principal areas of practice are employment and discrimination law as well as human rights (including European law) . Yvette has practised law since 1997, including as a solicitor at Freshfields, before being called to the Bar in 2003. Yvette has appeared in the High Court, the EAT, county courts and employment tribunals and has also been admitted to the New York Bar since 1998. Yvette is Junior Counsel to the Crown (C panel). She is also regularly instructed by blue chip companies, and senior employees, all of whom value her strategic approach. Testament to her skill, Yvette regularly acts for individual solicitors in highly sensitive discrimination claims against some of the top law firms. Cases of interest: Baker v NATS Ltd  (IDS Employment Law Brief 876) acted for the successful claimant in a landmark age discrimination case; Nautilus International Risk Consultants Ltd v Lieutenant Commander Dickinson, Reserve Forces Appeal Tribunal ; Cowan v Cyberview Technology Ltd ; successfully acted for the respondent in a multiweek race discrimination and victimisation claim where the claimant had been dismissed after issuing tribunal proceedings; Inchcape Retail Ltd v Symonds  UKEAT/0316/09/DA; Bachu v Steeles Law LLP : successfully acted for a partner in an LLP in an equal pay, sex and race discrimination claim where employment status was in issue; Koh v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd : represented the successful claimant in a high value discrimination, dismissal claim; Breitenbach v Kavo Dental Ltd , EAT: successfully defended a marital discrimination claim; Haydon v Royal Mail plc ; obtained an order for reinstatement.
Called 2003; Middle Temple; 2001 admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales; 1998 called to the New York Bar.
ILS; ELBA; ELA; COMBAR; HRLA; ILA.
Harvard Law School (1997 LLM); University of Amsterdam (1996 Degree in Dutch Civil Law, first).