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 >


Tara Kent  I passionately believe that everyone sets out to do their job to the best of their ability and with positive intent, no matter how it might seem to those around them. I’m equally certain that ‘perception is reality’ and that, whatever the intent, everyone can (and often does) have an 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 was called to the Bar in 2006 and specialise in employment law. I have appeared at employment tribunals, the High Court and the Employment Appeal Tribunal representing both Claimants and Respondents in multi-day and high value litigation. I have also represented a number of Claimants in pro bono matters. 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 >