Ellie Herriot I am a facilitator at byrne·dean and deliver a range of training sessions all over the world. I  am passionate about developing awareness and behaviours which allow employees and organisations to reach their full potential. I have experience running a huge range of sessions from all staff behavioural to leadership Read more >


Jennifer Keane I joined byrne·dean in July 2018 with an events background as I wanted to be part of a company with a strong moral compass. I'm passionate about the commitment and dedication that the team have to creating kinder, fairer and more productive workplaces, and I'm proud to contribute to that Read more >


Victoria Lewis Chief Executive, byrne·dean training There is nothing quite like that light bulb moment! When someone in the room (so often a hugely “successful” leader) begins to see and understand how they might be viewed by the people they intend so genuinely to influence positively.  It is because of moments like this that Read more >


Richard Martin I head up our mental health work as well as leading on our advisory and dispute resolution work. Before byrne·dean I spent 20 years as an employment lawyer in the city.  I trained and became a partner at London firm Gouldens before that firm merged with Jones Day where I Read more >


Tara Shahbahrami I am an employment law barrister, mediator and investigator with 13 years’ experience. I work with clients in the private, public and not for profit sectors and represent both organisations and individuals. I have conducted a wide variety of complex and sensitive workplace investigations. The investigations typically arise in a Read more >


Bethany Smith I joined byrne·dean in May 2019 as a Team Assistant. I am really thrilled to be part of such a passionate company working to make a difference in people's lives, encouraging them to thrive in their work environment. As the Team Assistant, I’m responsible for overseeing  the logistics, managing the Read more >


Elena Paraskevas-Thadani I have practiced law for over 20 years and am a former equity partner of the largest global employer and labor practice in the world. I have represented employees in employment disputes and employers in complex and multi-party class action, wage and hour, and discrimination lawsuits in federal and state Read more >


Richard Thompson I am fascinated by the workplace. The human dynamics of every workplace are intriguing, complex and at times problematic. As an employment lawyer I saw first-hand the damage that can be done (to all parties involved) when employment related problems reach a certain stage. I have spent a lot of Read more >