I read law (LLB Hons) at Queen Mary, University of London, before qualifying as a solicitor at Irwin Mitchell in London in 2006. I have specialised in employment law ever since, with a particular focus on employment tribunal litigation. My experience prior to moving to Kent involved a lot of advocacy work, including working as “In-house advocate” at Capsticks, where I represented the firm’s clients at employment tribunals across the southeast and beyond.
In my years of practice in the field of employment, I have always relished the challenge of working in an area of law which is technical and constantly evolving. No two days are ever the same. One day I might be advising an employer about a disciplinary process or drafting a staff handbook, whereas on another day I might be advising someone who is just about to lose their job, with all of the stress that surrounds that. In my career to date, I have worked with a large variety of clients including trade unions, professional bodies, SME’s, PLC’s, NHS Trusts, directors and individuals.
I joined Whitehead Monckton in 2016. I am usually to be found working with local people and businesses and advising on all aspects of employment law and HR. My focus is always to provide commercial and pragmatic advice and to ensure that I understand what it is my client is looking to achieve. I think that the most important quality in a lawyer is to have the ability to listen.
I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
I am able to assist with advising and representing businesses, organisations and individuals in respect of all aspects of employment law.
Queen Mary University - LLB (Hons) Law (London) - 2001
Inns of Court School of Law – 2002
BPP Law School - 2006
What my clients say:
“I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone seeking expert legal advice”
“I cannot rate highly enough the service I received."
“Louise Purcell is a very knowledgeable Lawyer”
“Throughout the process Louise was always very calm and took the time to explain her advice”
“She has been very approachable and supportive”
“She is always willing to ‘go the extra mile’”
“In short, she believes in me…… This means everything, and I cannot thank her enough. Warmly recommended in all respects!”
Shergold v Fieldway Medical Centre UKEAT/0487/05/ZT
When out of the office:
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to radio 4 and growing things. I live in Kent and feel lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.