Alison Best Joined the byrne·dean team in 2012. She began her career in 1998 with City law firm Herbert Smith, specialising as a solicitor in the employment law team from 2000. She then joined Mills & Reeve in 2002 advising corporate and public sector employers on a wide variety of workplace issues, Read more >


Uxshely Chotai  Uxshely works in our mental health awareness training team. She joined byrne·dean this year after having spent several years working as a finance lawyer at a range of international law firms and investment banks, including White and Case and Addleshaw Goddard. Uxshely has always had a keen interest in health Read more >


Sophie Clifford Sophie Clifford joined byrne•dean as an associate in July 2014. She is involved in both training and advisory, resolving difficult work situations, providing strategic HR advice and delivering workplace training sessions. Sophie is a specialist employment lawyer. She was called to the Bar in 1998, representing clients before the Employment Read more >


Matt Dean Matt provides consultancy support, one to one coaching and senior team interventions. He qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and worked as an employment lawyer with top City firms until the creation of byrne·dean in September 2003. Between 1995 and 2003 he worked at Simmons & Simmons where from 1998 Read more >


Paul Evans Paul is a key member of our investigation team, harnessing his extensive employment law and tribunal experience. He began his career at Linklaters in 1993 where he mainly advised employers. In 1998 he moved to Rowley Ashworth, a leading claimant firm, where he became a partner in 2001. In 2003 Read more >


Jenny Harrison Jenny joined byrne∙dean in 2010. An engaging and energetic communicator who is passionately committed to enabling change in workplaces, Jenny believes that a positive employee experience is critical to individual and organisational success. Through her powerful and collaborative facilitation style, she provokes reflection and discussion to challenge and change mindsets. Read more >


Eleanor Handley Eleanor has worked with byrne•dean since 2013, initially as the lead actor in a number of our drama based sessions. Originally from Melbourne, she has over fifteen years experience in management and corporate training throughout Australia, the UK and North America. Now based in New York, she works as a Read more >


Ellie Herriot Ellie is passionate about developing awareness and behaviours which allow employees and organisations to reach their full potential. Ellie is an astute and enthusiastic facilitator who draws on her broad career experience and numerous practical examples to ensure participants engage fully and leave sessions with new ideas and behaviours to Read more >


Jennifer Keane Jennifer joined the team in July, 2018 and is byrne·dean’s business coordinator. Jenn works closely with our facilitators and clients to ensure the effective running of our training sessions. Jenn is primarily responsible for the operational aspects of byrne·dean’s training business.  Her role within byrne·dean is very diverse and is made Read more >


Victoria Lewis Victoria is Chief Executive of byrne·dean training at byrne·dean and is a very experienced facilitator who is known for her personal, engaging and powerful interactive style. Victoria joined byrne·dean in 2005 direct from the market leading employment law team at Simmons & Simmons. Here Victoria was a highly respected senior Read more >