Meet Angharad Williams, Hillyer McKeown Paralegal

Since joining Hillyer McKeown in 2017, I have regularly been engaging with businesses operating in a variety of sectors to provide advice and assistance on a number of employment and HR-related matters. My experience includes:

  • Drafting and advising on employee contracts and staff handbooks.
  • Advising through employee disciplinary, grievance and poor performance procedures.
  • Assisting with a number of day-to-day HR processes and procedures such as changing the terms and conditions of staff and flexible working arrangements.
  • Drafting, advising and negotiating on settlement agreements
  • Assisting the wider employment team with the preparation of Tribunal claims.

I am also experienced in advising on the employment and HR implications of the recent European-wide data protection legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) including assistance in updating documentation and providing practical tips for effectively dealing with this topic.

I regularly take part in presentations on behalf of the employment department and the firm on the topics of employment law and GDPR.

I thoroughly enjoy working with the team and particularly working together with other departments in the firm and also value seeing how different areas of the law interconnect. I enjoy advising clients and getting to know their businesses and their ethos / values.

Progressing my career

Having graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2015 with a LLB in Law, I had a week’s work experience at Hillyer McKeown before joining the team.

I am currently undertaking part-time study to complete my Legal Practice Course (LPC) and MSc in Law, Business and Management with the eventual aim of qualifying as a solicitor.

I am a fluent Welsh speaker and happy to take instructions in both English and Welsh.

Rwy’n rhugl yn y Gymraeg ac yn hapus i drafod materion yn Gymraeg neu yn Saesneg.

Outside of work

In my spare time I enjoy socialising and catching up with family and friends, as well as participating in dance classes and can often be found back in my hometown in North Wales supporting the local Welsh rugby premiership team. I also enjoy travelling, and my current aim is to visit as many European cities as possible.

Paralegal | Employment law

Angharad Williams, paralegal, employment law