Amanda Okill joined Furley Page in 2007 from a large regional firm where she worked in both their London and Kent offices as an employment specialist. She is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
She works with a diverse client base including national and international companies, local and national charities and care homes. She also represents a number of senior employees from a variety of sectors including teaching, medical and the state sector.
Amanda’s litigation experience extends to cases of unfair and constructive dismissal, discrimination and disputes on employment status.
Amanda is an experienced lecturer in employment law and presents training seminars at HR Forums, business forums and in-house. She has also published articles on topical issues of employment law and on her particular interest in the field of discrimination.
Amanda was schooled in South Africa and lived and worked in France before obtaining an LLB from the University of Kent in Canterbury and a Licence in French Law from Bordeaux IV.
Outside the office, Amanda is a Trustee of First Step Trust, a national charity providing work and training for people with mental health problems and other disadvantages.
- Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
- Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Testimonials for Amanda
The Legal 500 2021 – Employment - October 2020
The employment team at Furley Page are always very professional, knowledgeable and responsive. Working alongside Furley Page means that we can deal with employee matters with great confidence, and in the most timely and cost-effective way.
Chambers UK 2021 – Employment law team - November 2020
...excellent local knowledge, ... they provide a very responsive, high-quality service.
Chambers UK 2020 : Amanda Okill - October 2019
Senior associate Amanda Okill assists business clients and private individuals with disputes and contract negotiations. "I am impressed by her professionalism, knowledge and efficiency," a client reports.
Chambers UK 2020 : Employment - October 2019
The advice is no-nonsense and uncomplicated, specifically geared with business needs in mind, and exhibits excellent attention to detail."
"Furley Page provides constant dialogue and guidance in order to support and guide us.
In-house training by Amanda Okill
Amanda has been delivering regular in-house training for Brett managers and team leaders on treatment of others at work. The courses have been hugely successful with consistently positive feedback complimenting her knowledge, experience and delivery of a challenging subject. I would not hesitate to recommend Amanda as trainer.
Paul Bishop, Group Human Resources Manager, Brett Group
Client of Amanda Okill – Kent Union
Amanda attended our workplace to carry out training for our department heads, helping equip them with the skills and confidence to deal with more complex HR issues and this has proved extremely useful.
The Legal 500 2020 : Employment
Andrew Maters and Amanda Okill are consummate professionals. Andrew is never too busy to take a call and will always provide sound, pragmatic and accurate advice. He also knows the independent education sector extremely well which adds weight to his opinion.
The Legal 500 2020 : Employment & HR training programme
The firm delivers a very high quality of service and manages to run a very effective HR training programme alongside its core business. This has enabled them to get to know our HR personnel well, which further strengthens our working relationship. Very much a people-based, friendly and supportive firm.