Project Description

byrnedean

Alison Best

I’ve been at byrne·dean since 2012 and have two roles:

  • firstly as part of the core facilitation team – running interactive training sessions across the globe; and
  • secondly developing new training content – keeping up with clients’ needs, and the latest research and developments in psychology, neuroscience, leadership, technology and, of course, law.

Both roles focus strongly on how we can help clients make their workplaces kinder, fairer and more productive.  As a former employment lawyer, I have real life experience of the employment law framework our clients operate in and, where necessary, I can help their people understand it too.

But, at its heart, what I do at byrne·dean is about helping participants understand their impact on, and responsibility for, the human aspects of their workplace.  What that means will vary depending on the session and the participants’ roles or seniority.  It usually means initiating reflection and starting great conversations about the things that matter to them and to their organisation.

Clients say:

a great facilitator, engaging and enthusiastic.”

Summary CV

Education
  • Queens’ College, Cambridge – First Class BA Honours in Law
  • College of Law – Distinction in the Legal Practice Course
Career History
  • 1998 – 2000: Trainee Solicitor, Herbert Smith
  • 2000 – 2001: Solicitor, Herbert Smith
  • 2002 – 2005: Solicitor and senior solicitor, Mills & Reeve LLP
  • 2005 – 2011: Professional support lawyer, Mills & Reeve LLP
  • 2012 – date: Associate, byrne·dean