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Meet the HR & Employment Team

Sara Ellison - Head of HR & Employment

Sara Ellison

Head of HR & Employment
0114 399 0091
Sara is an experienced Employment Lawyer and deals with all aspects of employment law and advises a wide range of individuals and private, public and third sector clients with regards to employment law and HR issues. Sara's specialism includes unfair dismissal and discrimination. Sara participates in the delivery of our Charity/not for profit sector HR forums and runs interactive HR Workshops for our business clients, providing invaluable information and updates.
Steve Conway, Employment Solicitor, Taylor Bracewell

Steve Conway

Employment Solicitor
0114 399 0095
Steve qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and has specialised in employment law ever since. Prior to joining Taylor Bracewell, he was Head of Employment at Wilson Browne Solicitors. Prior to that, he worked for Harrison Clark Rickerbys in Worcecster, where he often dealt with complex Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation cases. Steve finds his work as an employment solicitor very rewarding. “Next to family and friends, work is often the most important aspect of people's lives and when it goes wrong can cause significant stress and unhappiness”, he says. “It gives me a lot of pride when I am able to help find a resolution to the problem, hopefully without the need for litigation. For the employer side, I enjoy working with companies of all sizes to help find timely and practical solutions to employee relation issues, allowing them to focus on running their business.” Steve has plenty to keep him busy outside of work. At the time of joining the firm, he is busy planning his wedding, and he and his fiancé have an 11-week-old baby girl. Steve loves sport and, in particular, playing football (he plays for the New Bohemians FC in Sheffield) and golf. A keen runner, he completed the New York marathon in 2008.
Jessica Lidster, Employment Lawyer, Taylor Bracewell Solicitors

Jessica Lidster

Employment Lawyer
0114 399 0094
Jessica is an Employment Layer who has worked her way up through the Employment Law department since joining the firm as a business administration apprentice in July 2011. Since completing her apprenticeship in July 2012, Jess has been working hard studying with CILEx and is well on her way to qualifying as a Legal Executive within the next couple of years. Jess believes that working towards her qualifications this way has given her a deeper understanding of employment law and HR. Jess has assisted on a wide range of employment law matters, from helping a claimant pursue a complex disability and race discrimination claim, to helping a business remove Director in challenging circumstances, and advising a local charity on dealing with a number of redundancies in an unfortunate situation within very tight timescales. Jess assists in delivering our first class, fully inclusive HR package, the Bulletproof Protection plan and really enjoys getting to know our clients on an individual basis. Jess is also involved in organising Taylor Bracewell’s series of HR & Employment Law seminars which gives our attendees the opportunity to put their questions directly to our HR and Employment Law experts.
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