Julia Woodhouse

Julia Woodhouse

Dispute Resolution, Employment

Tel: 01217463300
Office: Shirley

About Julia Woodhouse

Julia deals with all areas of employment law, she has specialised in Employment law since 2000. She is a trusted adviser to both employers and employees. Her work includes:

  • guiding employers through disciplinary, grievance, redundancy, sickness and other procedures. She also advises on and provides pragmatic solutions to a variety of employment/HR issues experienced by employers
  • advising individuals, including directors and other employees who personally experience workplace problems.  This includes employees facing allegations of gross misconduct or issues relating to sickness absence, redundancy, discrimination or other unfair treatment. She provides a sympathetic ear, whilst providing objective advice and cost-effective solutions to employment issues
  • negotiating Settlement Agreements (formerly known as Compromise Agreements) for both employers and employees as a practical way of resolving conflict in the workplace, without recourse to Employment Tribunal proceedings
  • advising on and drafting documents such as contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements, staff handbooks, policies, consultancy agreements and post-termination restrictive covenants
  • bringing/defending Employment Tribunal proceedings ranging from unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings), unlawful deduction of wages and breach of contract, amongst other claims
  • providing strategic advice to employers on commercial transactions, such as TUPE

Julia has advised clients in many sectors including; Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing, Care Homes, Nurseries, IT, Professional Services and Hospitality.

Types of Law used

Employment Law

Career History

  • 2021 - Sydney Mitchell – Associate Solicitor
  • 2019 – 2021 - Standley & Co – Solicitor
  • 2015 – 2019 - Brindley Twist Tafft & James  - Solicitor
  • 1996 – 2015 - Varley Hibbs/ Band Hatton Button – Partner from 2004
  • 1993-1995 – Hewitson Becke and Shaw (now HCR Hewitsons) -  Trainee Solicitor


  • 1992 – 1993 The College of Law, Guildford – Law Society Finals
  • 1990 – 1991 Robert Schumann University, France – Diploma in French Legal Studies
  • 1988 – 1992 The University of Leicester – Law with French (Honours)



Memberships and Offices held

Employment Lawyers' Association

Interests and Hobbies

In her spare time Julia enjoys Amateur Dramatics.

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