Dawn Ford

Legal Counsel

Dawn started out her life as a geneticist and then an evolutionary biologist, but has been working in the law and within recruitment since 2005, and qualified as a solicitor in 2009. Despite the fact her family think she’s mad, she rather loves the fact that the role of an in house legal counsel is different every day.

Outside of work, she’s generally busier than in work, which is saying something. She chairs the PTFA for her stepdaughter’s school. She’s Treasurer, committee member, costume maker, actor, director and bacon sandwich maker for her drama group. She seems to get drawn into giving legal support to several other local charities, and is considering that she really ought to learn the meaning of “no”. And besides all those, she’s a keen cook, seamstress, writer, reader, swimmer, fell walker, photographer, quiller, embroiderer and gardener. Fortuitously, given this list, she also doesn’t need a lot of sleep.

Dawn Ford

Posts by Dawn Ford

Independent Worker's Union Files Outsourced Workers case: A landmark case or simply the direction of travel?

The news yesterday that the Independent Workers’ Union was filing a case on behalf of 75 outsourced workers who are seeking more rights at work was an interesting development, but probably not that surprising, despite reports describing it as a ‘landmark case’ for the rights of such workers. 

IR35: Who do the April 2017 Changes affect and what are your choices?

Contractor working in the public sector? Our Legal Counsel, Dawn Ford, explains what you need to consider in light of the 2017 IR35 legislation changes.

Can Article 50 Be Triggered Without Parliament?

On the 3rd November 2016, the High Court judged on whether or not Article 50 could be triggered without a vote in Parliament, and the results are in.