What Clients Say

Hilary very much fits the mould of a “trusted advisor”, which is what we ask of any lawyer that we work with. She has deep technical and content knowledge, but overlays that with pragmatic and practical advice, all within the context of understanding our internal drivers and industry pressures. The icing on the cake is that Hilary achieves all of the above whilst working in good humour – it always has been and always will be an absolute pleasure working with her.

Christopher Short Senior Legal Counsel, Employment Law UKI Accenture.

Hilary has carried out some complex and sensitive investigations for us when we needed a completely independent and unbiased approach. Her work is extremely thorough and detailed, and her findings are clearly and unequivocally laid out along with her recommendations. Hilary has a deep technical and legal expertise and knowledge and combines this with a pragmatic and common-sense approach. Despite the complexities involved, I am always confident that Hilary investigates everything thoroughly, allows individuals to feel heard and does the best job for the organisation and the individual. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hilary based on my own highly positive experiences of working with her.

Paul Richards Global Director of Human Resources ClientEarth.

Hilary designed and delivered some hearing manager training for our firm. All of our participants found the session informative and thoroughly engaging – not one person looked at their phone in the 2 hour session! Hilary has great energy and brings to life what typically is a tricky subject area for most organisations. Everybody who attended learnt something new and walked away feeling much more confident at being able to navigate the subject area. Thank you Hilary.

Tej Shah Employee Relations Specialist MUFG Securities EMEA plc.

Having worked with Hilary for many years I have seen how time and again she manages to engage an audience on technical, often complex legal issues, bringing the topic to life and the audience with her. She has a very particular and unique skill in this regard. She puts more into her training and is more engaging than any other trainer I have seen. When I worked with Hilary she designed and led seminars, webinars and training sessions for in-house employment legal, HR / ER and management / leadership teams for many leading companies and received really excellent feed-back. Hilary brings humour and an element of fun to her work which colleagues and clients always enjoyed. I wish Hilary all the very best with her new company and would not hesitate to recommend her.

John Evason Partner, Employment and Compensation Baker McKenzie LLP.

Hilary has the rare ability to present technical legal issues in a fun and engaging way. Regular feedback we receive following one of Hilary’s training sessions for our managers is ‘I came along expecting the course to be really dry and actually it was a lot of fun as well as insightful’. Hilary is able to engage her audience while remaining impactful on a serious topic. Her years of experience twinned with technical expertise ensure that she can respond in the moment to challenging questions in a firm but fun way. Hilary also takes the time to understand the culture of a company and reflects that in how she presents the topic. Over the many years that Hilary has delivered training sessions for us, there became a strong sense that, in fact, she was ‘one of us’.

Karen Blondell Head of HR Legal Services and Policy Fidelity Investments.

Hilary's training sessions consistently receive excellent feedback from business leaders, lawyers and HR specialists alike. Her ability to engage an audience on legal issues in an authoritative yet entertaining way is second to none, and summed up in this client feedback: "Hilary is frankly the best legal trainer out there".

Monica Kurnatowska Partner, Employment & Compensation Baker McKenzie.

We approached Hilary because we wanted our people managers to have more understanding of managing within the law and we had heard that she was the best in the business! We ran four sessions last year and, as the sessions proved so popular, we plan to run more next year. We received fantastic feedback for Hilary’s style, content and interaction with our employees. She makes it a fun and informative experience. I would highly recommend Hilary and her new company.

Sue Galway HR Business Advisor Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

I worked with Hilary for a number of years in the Employment team at law firm Baker McKenzie. Hilary is an experienced and highly proficient employment lawyer who develops strong client relationships. She has a commercial and pragmatic approach which she combines with warmth, empathy and a sense of humour, which I have truly appreciated both as a colleague and as a client. Hilary's particular strength in training is that she can bring potentially dry, technical topics to life and keep her audience fully engaged. Her love of all things theatre is also often apparent in Hilary's style! I would thoroughly recommend working with Hilary and wish her all the best with her new company.

Gnosoulla Tsioupra-Lewis Chief Talent Officer The Economist Group.

Hilary has delivered exceptional advice and guidance, providing us with logical, sensible and pragmatic solutions. She has a knack of instantly understanding the issue, being able to cut through the white noise and rhetoric and being a key ‘strategic business partner’ for our organisation. She simply ‘gets’ the need to find realistic solutions without compromising on the commercial objectives. Added to which, she is genuinely excellent to work with.

Ruth Carter Chief Executive Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.