Project Description

Hilary Cordery 

I am an experienced employment lawyer and trainer having worked for many years as part of a leading Employment team with global law firm Baker McKenzie. I have led training sessions for managers, HR/ER professionals and in-house employment lawyers, and have spoken at / chaired online webinars, round-table think tank discussions for senior individuals and much larger client seminars. Having spent most of my career to date advising on the risks and liabilities of employment law issues, I am delighted and feel privileged to be working as a facilitator at Byrne Dean where I am able to focus much more on positive engagement and the nuances of human interaction at work. As an organisation that promotes “kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces”, Byrne Dean feels like home to me. In my personal life I have a passion for all things theatre and spend a great deal of my time acting/directing with my local theatre company. Wherever possible, I love to bring something of my passion for theatre to the sessions I lead.

Summary CV

  • University College London, BA Hons English Literature
  • College of Law, Common Professional
  • Exam / Law Society Final Exams
Career History 
  • 1990-1992 Trainee solicitor, Dentons
  • 1992-95 Employment lawyer, Travers Smith Braithwaite
  • 1995-1999 Employment Lawyer, Baker McKenzie
  • 1999-2001 Professional Support Lawyer, Employment, Dentons
  • 2001 – May 2019 Senior Professional Support Lawyer / Head of Training, Employment, Baker McKenzie
  • May 2019 to present – Facilitator, Byrne Dean