Julia Woodhouse

Solicitor, Employment

Julia qualified as a Solicitor in 1995 and has specialised in Employment Law since 2000. She is a trusted adviser to both employers and employees. She has a wide range of experience in bringing/defending Employment Tribunal proceedings ranging from unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings), unlawful deduction of wages, breach of contract and less favourable treatment of part-time workers, amongst other claims.

Julia is also experienced in drafting documents such as contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements, staff handbooks, policies, consultancy agreements, post-termination restrictive covenants and settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements). She also provides strategic advice to employers on commercial transactions, such as TUPE.

Julia works closely with employers, guiding them through disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and other procedures and finding practical solutions to employment/HR issues.

She also advises directors and other employees who personally experience workplace issues. She provides a sympathetic ear, whilst providing objective advice and cost-effective solutions to employment issues.

Julia is committed to finding the most appropriate route to resolving her clients’ employment problems, whether this be negotiating and advising upon Settlement Agreements or bringing/defending Employment Tribunal proceedings.
She also presents seminars to clients and other third parties on employment topics which have included: social media and employee risks, age discrimination, unfair dismissal and restrictive covenants.

Julia is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. She is also a French speaker and obtained a diploma in French Legal Studies at the Robert Schumann University in Strasbourg. You will also find Julia on Linked-In.

What our clients say

“I am extremely thankful that I was able to receive advice, guidance and support from Julia. Julia was able to use her detailed knowledge of employment law and her years of experience of the real world of employment to give me the very best advice possible. The guidance that I received enabled me to make informative choices myself and to understand the full range of possible outcomes and how to deal with them too. The support that I received was always well judged and empathetic. In summary, I would state that I believe Julia gained the best possible outcome for me and worked towards the goals that I wished to achieve. I would enthusiastically recommend Julia.”  V.A
“I was due on a strict deadline and Julia managed to sort everything out in the best time possible. Everything was managed efficiently. Great service and great solicitors. Many thanks Julia.” Ahmed Albargothy
“I’ve always been concerned about not understanding legal issues and being made to feel belittled but this certainly wasn’t the case – Julia was lovely and made me feel at ease at all times.  Would just like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to Julia for her guidance and support throughout this case – at times I have really struggled emotionally but she made this process as pain free as possible.”  LG
“Julia was very thorough, kept me up to date throughout and explained things very simply.”  Flavy Neale
“Julia was incredibly helpful throughout the process. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.”  Laura Fraser