Shirley is a senior employment lawyer with substantial client advisory and litigation experience. She specialises in advising on defending complex Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunal claims, High Court claims (with restrictive covenant advice being a recognised specialism) and SENDIST Tribunal matters. She regularly advises on redundancy restructuring and the management / dismissal of senior executives. Shirley is a qualified Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience. She is the NI Contributory author of the book Professional Secrecy of Lawyers in Europe. Shirley is the NICC representative on the NI Employment Roundtable, a confederation of the NICC, IoD, FSB and NI Unions. She is also the NI representative for ELA, the Employment Lawyers' Association.