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St Philips Chambers

Chambers of Avtar Khangure QC

55 TEMPLE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B2 5LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 246 7000
Fax:
Fax 0121 246 7001
DX:
723240 BIRMINGHAM-56
Web:
www.st-philips.com
Email:
London, Leeds, Birmingham

Sophie Garner

Tel:
Work 0121 246 7000
Email:
St Philips Chambers (Chambers of Avtar Khangure QC)

Position

Sophie is an experienced specialist in employment and discrimination law whose caseload encompasses the full range of employment and discrimination disputes in the Employment Tribunal, EAT and County or High Court. Her personable manner and tenacity in ‘against the odds’ cases are characteristics that are often commented upon favourably by lay and professional clients. She particularly enjoys claims involving novel points of discrimination law. As well as currently being a specialist employment/discrimination practitioner, Sophie also has commercial and property experience. She lectures regularly both in-house and externally on employment and discrimination law and was called to give evidence on behalf of the Discrimination Law Association in November 2012 to the select committee on Women in the Workplace. Through her extensive experience of voluntary work as a charity trustee/director, Sophie has gained a wide knowledge and understanding of corporate and organisational operations and qualified as a company secretary (ACIS) in 2002. She was nominated as one of the Attorney General’s ‘Pro-Bono Heroes’ for 2009. Sophie is a member of St Philips ADR Group.

Career

Called 1990, Middle Temple. Accredited commercial mediator CEDR, 2000; ADR Group, 2009; accredited workplace mediator, globis, 2011. Patron of the ‘Amicus’ Charity since 2012.

Member

Association of Midland Mediators; Discrimination Law Association (executive committee member); Employment Lawyers Association; Employment Law Bar Association; associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.

Education

1989 LLB (Hons); 2002 ACIS.

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