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Amanda Okill

Amanda Okill

Senior Associate

Amanda Okill

Senior Associate

Amanda Okill
Locations Canterbury, Whitstable
Tel01227 763939
01227 274241
Email ajo@furleypage.co.uk
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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)

  • Conversational French

Amanda attended our workplace to carry out training...

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. Client of Amanda Okill - Kent Union (Kent Union)

Amanda has been delivering regular in-house training for...

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 Paul Bishop (Brett Group)

Senior associate Amanda Okill is also well regarded...

Senior associate Amanda Okill is also well regarded for her breadth of expertise. The Legal 500 2019 - Amanda Okill

Furley Page Solicitors fields a 'very competent and...

Furley Page Solicitors fields a 'very competent and efficient' charities team that is praised for its 'clear advice, attentive service and excellent value for money'. Aaron Spencer ('deals quickly and efficiently with all issues') leads the practice, which acts for a number of healthcare and ecclesiastical organisations on formation and governance, taxation, employment, and disputes matters. Clients include The Almshouse Charity of Wynn Ellis, for which Gary Wootton advises on the administration of the charity, including agreeing the annual budget with the trustees of the charity; and Maynard & Cotton's Almshouse, which Spencer advises on governance matters and works with the trustees on the management of the charity. Also recommended are employment specialist Amanda Okill and Anthony Chester, who handles charitable company formations and mergers. The Legal 500 2019 - Charities and not-for-profit

Senior associate Amanda Okill advises on contentious issues,...

Senior associate Amanda Okill advises on contentious issues, including unfair and constructive dismissal cases, discrimination and employment status disputes. Chambers UK 2018 - Amanda Okill

Furley Page provides an ‘excellent, personalised service’. Department...

Furley Page provides an ‘excellent, personalised service’. Department head Andrew Masters ‘is very attentive to clients and has excellent attention to detail’; he specialises in advising education sector clients on HR issues and employment disputes and is assisted by senior associate Amanda Okill, who is an expert in Equality Act breaches. The Legal 500 2017 - Employment

Senior associate Amanda Okill is known for her...

Senior associate Amanda Okill is known for her contentious employment practice, regularly acting for national and international companies, senior individuals and charities in cases concerning unfair dismissal and discrimination. Clients say: "I have personally found Amanda's support invaluable and during difficult situations she really empathises and understands, which is so important." Chambers UK 2017 - Amanda Okill

Amanda Okill offers advice on contentious and non-contentious...

Amanda Okill offers advice on contentious and non-contentious employment matters to a range of clients. She regularly undertakes work for charities and groups in the health and care sector. Chambers UK 2016: Amanda Okill

Areas of Specialism

Career

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.

Memberships

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Languages

  • Conversational French

Testimonials

Amanda attended our workplace to carry out training...

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. Client of Amanda Okill - Kent Union (Kent Union)

Amanda has been delivering regular in-house training for...

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 Paul Bishop (Brett Group)

Senior associate Amanda Okill is also well regarded...

Senior associate Amanda Okill is also well regarded for her breadth of expertise. The Legal 500 2019 - Amanda Okill

Furley Page Solicitors fields a 'very competent and...

Furley Page Solicitors fields a 'very competent and efficient' charities team that is praised for its 'clear advice, attentive service and excellent value for money'. Aaron Spencer ('deals quickly and efficiently with all issues') leads the practice, which acts for a number of healthcare and ecclesiastical organisations on formation and governance, taxation, employment, and disputes matters. Clients include The Almshouse Charity of Wynn Ellis, for which Gary Wootton advises on the administration of the charity, including agreeing the annual budget with the trustees of the charity; and Maynard & Cotton's Almshouse, which Spencer advises on governance matters and works with the trustees on the management of the charity. Also recommended are employment specialist Amanda Okill and Anthony Chester, who handles charitable company formations and mergers. The Legal 500 2019 - Charities and not-for-profit

Senior associate Amanda Okill advises on contentious issues,...

Senior associate Amanda Okill advises on contentious issues, including unfair and constructive dismissal cases, discrimination and employment status disputes. Chambers UK 2018 - Amanda Okill

Furley Page provides an ‘excellent, personalised service’. Department...

Furley Page provides an ‘excellent, personalised service’. Department head Andrew Masters ‘is very attentive to clients and has excellent attention to detail’; he specialises in advising education sector clients on HR issues and employment disputes and is assisted by senior associate Amanda Okill, who is an expert in Equality Act breaches. The Legal 500 2017 - Employment

Senior associate Amanda Okill is known for her...

Senior associate Amanda Okill is known for her contentious employment practice, regularly acting for national and international companies, senior individuals and charities in cases concerning unfair dismissal and discrimination. Clients say: "I have personally found Amanda's support invaluable and during difficult situations she really empathises and understands, which is so important." Chambers UK 2017 - Amanda Okill

Amanda Okill offers advice on contentious and non-contentious...

Amanda Okill offers advice on contentious and non-contentious employment matters to a range of clients. She regularly undertakes work for charities and groups in the health and care sector. Chambers UK 2016: Amanda Okill

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