Stella Turk Building Pod 3
Camilla’s Legal Heroes
Atticus Finch & Karon Monaghan
My legal hero is fictional; Atticus Finch from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It was the book I read in my childhood, which first got me interested in law and issues of discrimination. My real life lawyer hero is Karon Monaghan QC who speaks every year at the TUC Discrimination Conference; not just for her work in discrimination law but also for her role in the case of R (on the application of UNISON (Appellant) v Lord Chancellor (Respondent) 2017 which is such an important case on access to justice and the rule of law.
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Camilla studied Law and Sociology as an undergraduate. She then attended the College of Law in Guildford achieving honours in her Solicitors’ Final Examination. Passionate about legal aid work and access to justice Camilla practiced in a high street firm until she took up her current post as in-house solicitor with a National Teaching Union.
Camilla specialises in employment law and regulatory law representing teachers in employment tribunals and at professional conduct hearings. She has previously been involved in work related personal injury claims and a number of Camilla’s cases have reached the appeal courts including the stress at work claim, Barber v Somerset County Council . To date this remains the only work related stress case to have reached the House of Lords. Camilla and her colleagues also won the Lawyer Award for Employment Team of the Year following the success of Barber.
Camilla enjoys combining the practice of Law with her teaching roles. She has previously taught on the LPC and joined Exeter as a visiting lecturer in 2015.
• Qualified Solicitor (Specialisms: employment law and regulatory law)
• LPC- Guildford College of Law
• Bsc Honours- Law and Sociology
• Devon and Somerset Law Society
• Employment Lawyers Association