Helen Dallimore

Principal Consultant

I feel privileged to be part of a team whose mission is to build kinder, fairer and more productive workplaces – an aspiration I am passionate about. As a Principal Consultant, I deliver a range of workplace training sessions, a role which combines my professional and personal experience.

I spent 18 years working as an Employment Lawyer in private practice as well as time on secondment to a global bank. During this time, I saw first-hand how many, potentially avoidable, people issues arose and how much resource it took to manage them. Often with no real winners but plenty of battle scars at the end. I also saw patterns of behaviour that, if addressed sooner, could have resulted in more positive outcomes for all concerned.

Experience of managing and being managed in high pressured, regulated environments also means I can empathise with the reality for clients and their people. Having worked in international organisations and lived and worked in Japan I can also appreciate how cultural differences can create nuanced challenges for businesses managing staff globally.

Personal experience of anxiety has also given me insight into mental health and what we need to be able to thrive at work and to be our best. It is great to be part of a team that actively promotes this.

I feel fortunate to now be able to share my experiences to help clients build positive cultural changes in their workplaces.

Helen is also Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for Exmouth and Exeter East for the upcoming UK General Election.

2020 – current: Principal Consultant at byrne·dean

2017 – 2020: Managing Associate, Knowledge Manager, Foot Anstey LLP

2012 – 2017: Senior Associate, PSL, Foot Anstey LLP

2011 – 2012: Senior Associate, Employment Lawyer Foot Anstey LLP

2007 – 2011: Associate, Osborne Clarke (including secondment to Deutsche Bank)

2005 – 2007: Solicitor, Linklaters

2003 – 2005: Trainee, Linklaters

Law LLB, University of Bristol

Monbusho scholarship, Japanese/Law, University of Niigata Japan

LPC, Nottingham Law School

"Helen was absolutely brilliant, engaging and kept your focus from the beginning. Interesting to listen to. One of the best courses I have attended."

Participant, Global Investment Bank

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Helen Dallimore considers why we still make such judgments on what people wear, how they look and how the pressures to conform in our clothes can run deep.

P&O: The cost of not consulting

Why the P&O situation has been a stark reminder of the need for all leaders to not detach their commercial decisions from the people and lives they impact.

Reconnecting with our values

21 October is World Values Day, a chance for us to reconnect with our values and reassess the course we are on.

Where do you begin?

Like most of you, I have been in shock and horrified at the events in Afghanistan and have been feeling totally powerless.

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