Anna’s expertise is a unique combination of legal training as a City lawyer, a business degree and several years of management consultancy giving her the ability to apply her legal knowledge in a management consultancy role or vice versa. Her experience has been gained in a top tier City law and now at a West End law firm specialising in all areas of employment law. Anna has also run her own management consultancy, Time4balance specialising in providing consultancy services to businesses in relation to their working practices, strategic vision and implementation, workplace change management, equal opportunities, discrimination, diversity issues and corporate responsibilty.
In addition to the legal and consultancy services, Anna provides in house training on employment and diversity issues including disabilities in the workplace. She works with a mental health charity, Stand to Reason, on delivering educational and awareness seminars and programmes to organisations on mental health issues.
She is a regular speaker on the conference circuit, has appeared as an expert on employment law issues on Radio 2’s Working Lunch programme. She writes regularly and has had numerous articles published in the press and in a variety of journals (including HR, Strategic and legal journals) as well as speaking on Radio 4 and Radio 5 and interviewed both by the BBC and Sky news.
Conference speaking posts include: the Law Society’s Annual conference, Minority Lawyer’s Conference, Employment Lawyer’s conference, Women Judge’s Conference, Young Solicitor’s group conference, Sustainable retail conference, Managing Time conference amongst others.
Anna has strong management leadership and team working skills having trained at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst and serving for 9 years as a Territorial Army officer.
Specialties: Workplace change, strategy, project management, diversity, equal opportunities,disabilities and discrimination consultancy. Training and seminars. Public and conference speaking, writing and publishing articles, speaking on Radio and television.
An expert in her field (Institute of Directors, Hotlink Publications and others).
Expert witness evidence.
Employment law, corporate social responsibility, discrimination, diversity and equal opportunities issues
Ari achieved a 2:1 in Politics and a Graduate Diploma in Law (with commendation).
She has worked in the past as a Paralegal and also as a Researcher for a Production company.
She is currently helping the campaign as a paralegal.
Simone CMIOSH MSc
Chartered Safety Practitioner Naturopath and Nutritionist
Simone started her career in Diagnostic medical imaging, training as a Radiographer at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
She then moved to work in Radiation Safety at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, where she authored of a textbook on Radiation Safety in Diagnostic Imaging and taught many health professionals about this important topic.
Later she moved into the Health and Safety field, lecturing on safety at South Bank University Radiography and Nursing Degree Courses.
In early 2000s she was invited to join a panel including the HSE to write safety standards for the NHS and she was invited to address a House of Commons Committee on fire safety in the Residential care sector in 2012.
She spent twenty years in the NHS, 6 in residential care as Head of H&S, at Local Authority Housing Associations and a medical charity.
She then moved into consultancy and has worked in many areas advising and supporting employers with sensible, proportionate and effective safety measures. She has also assisted legal teams on a number of legal cases for example in 2004 for the Disability Rights Commissioners in the days prior to the 2010 Equality Act. More recently for a legal case challenging the safety of face masks in Schools and others involving Covid measures.
As a mother and a grandmother she cares passionately about both Health & Safety and common sense though these seem to be increasingly incompatible in 2021.