< Our peopleGraham Browning
"It was very relevant and done in a very effective way. Your experience made a difference. Much easier to follow than I expected in a virtual environment. Very interactive and enjoyable - even more considering it's a subject matter I’m very familiar with, it was still a really interesting and insightful use of an afternoon. Pitched just right, imo, by you Graham. Many thanks."
Senior leader, Financial services

Graham Browning

Head of Resolution & Facilitator

As Head of Resolution, l lead a team of experts who resolve tricky workplace people issues. As a facilitator I love giving people the tools they need to create healthy and inclusive workplaces where issues are spotted early and addressed well.

I was an employment lawyer for over 20 years and dealt with 1000s of tricky situations. My experience has spanned City legal, crisis management, compliance, front line HR, ER, policy, behaviour/culture change and reorganisations/redundancies. A combined legal, HR and coaching career has been fantastic – it has given me a perspective you cannot get any other way. I also led an Employee Relations and HR Legal team with a tough remit, so I know how crucial – and difficult – it is to maintain performance, engagement and positivity in hard times.

I’m proud to be part of byrne·dean and to lead our Resolution team. It’s a unique combination – you will find outstanding lawyers with careers acting for both organisations and individuals (as well as a judge), as well as professionals with deep experience of mediation, HR, ER, change and leadership. It’s truly powerful to combine this with byrne·dean’s world-class training and wellbeing insights.

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2019 – current: head of resolution and facilitator at byrne·dean

2001 2019 – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

8 years – global head of ER and people performance

3 years – head of HR risk and policy

6 years – In house employment lawyer and HR manager

1 year – Knowledge management lawyer (Employment)

2000 2001: teaching English and voluntary work, Japan

1998 2000: solicitor, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

1996 1998: trainee solicitor, Clifford Chance

1995 1996: supervisor in company law, Cambridge University

BA (Law, Cambridge) and LPC (College of Law, York)

MSc in Organisational Behaviour (Birkbeck, University ofLondon)

Dissertation on experience of new partners AccreditedMediator (The TCM Group)

Mastered coaching programme, Meyler Campbell

British Psychological Society Level A and Level B

Accredited Mental Health First Aider