Camilla became a CEDR accredited mediator in 2018 and has a National Certificate in Workplace Mediation. She has extensive expertise in workplace, commercial and judicial mediations, having conducted over a hundred mediations in the last few years, both online and in person.
Camilla has been a salaried employment judge for over 20 years. For 4 years she was a member of the Judicial Studies Board and Vice Chair of the Equal Treatment Bench Book Committee.
In March 2014 Camilla established YESS (Your Employment Settlement Service). YESS is an innovative legal resolution charity which advises employers and employees how to resolve workplace disputes without litigation. Their strapline is ‘Life’s too short to litigate’. YESS has also established a free support legal support service for litigants in person during judicial mediations in London.
Camilla is currently a member of the Workplace Committee of the Civil Mediation Council (CMC), which promotes mediation and early resolution and coordinates roundtables with workplace stakeholders.
Prior to becoming a mediator, Camilla worked as an employment lawyer in leading employment firms including Palmer Wade, which she set up with Joanna Wade in 2001. Her particular expertise is equality law.
Camilla has written several books and articles and provided training on related areas of her expertise, including mediation and discrimination law, maternity and parental rights. She also wrote parts of the EHRC’s website on discrimination.
Camilla has worked with many charities and is currently a member of ELAN (The Employment Legal Advice Network) which brings together over 60 not for profit organizations working with London’s vulnerable workers. She is also an ELAN mentor.
Chambers Legal Directory has referred to Camilla as ‘perhaps the leading solicitor on discrimination’ and ‘renowned for her experience in pregnancy and maternity discrimination’ with ‘unrivalled client skills’.
In 2015, Camilla was made an honorary silk for her work in employment.