AmandaAmanda Sheridan

I worked as a solicitor in the employment department of a major City law firm for 13 years, advising clients on all aspects of employment law including corporate support, employment tribunal litigation and non-contentious issues.  I am now working as a freelance employment consultant, mainly writing and training.  As well as delivering training sessions, I have written for a variety of publications including book chapters, employment law handbooks, articles, online HR resources, client bulletins and training materials.

From my first day as an articled clerk, I knew that I wanted to specialise in employment law.  Many years later, I still find it fascinating, stimulating and intellectually demanding.  I particularly enjoy the challenge of communicating the intricacies of employment law clearly and practically, and of ensuring that my work meets the needs of individual clients.


  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association and PEN group for Professional Support Lawyers
  • Photography and cinema
  • Qualified integrative counsellor – Volunteer counsellor for various charities
  • Supporting Ipswich Town Football Club

JoJo Plumstead

I qualified as a solicitor in the 1980’s but am not prepared to admit at which end of the decade that was. Before branching out into writing, editing and training, I practised as a solicitor in major City and regional law firms, handling a wide variety of employment issues. I taught on the Legal Practice course and undergraduate law from 2003-2007. More recently I worked as a writer and editor with FL Memo, rewriting sections of their employment publication to reflect changes in the law on equality, TUPE and health and safety as well as writing regular updates on new developments.

I now write on employment law for a variety of websites and HR publications and am a consultant solicitor with Setfords (my Setfords profile is here).  I also offer locum services to cover absences and assist with peaks in demand.

I relish the challenge of explaining complex concepts in a way which is succinct and readable, and relating it to the problems real people face.  For me employment law offers a unique opportunity to apply down to earth practicality to legal issues.


  • Member of the Industrial Law Society, the Employment Lawyers Association and PEN group for Professional Support Lawyers
  • Vice-chair of school governors
  • CAB volunteer adviser
  • Fellow of the RSA
  • Popular music, excluding jazz
  • Social media

SusanSusan Mayne

Since qualifying in 1987 I spent 18 years practising employment law in the City, advising multinationals and household name clients as well as smaller organisations.

I took a break from employment law to complete a Masters in English Literature in 2005-2007. Since then, I have worked freelance, providing a broad range of employment services including: drafting a complete set of employment precedents for FL Memo; online legal updating and reports for a number of well known legal websites and publishers including Xpert HR and Emplaw; and providing legal bulletins and training sessions for law firms. I have also edited two key books on employment law: ‘Employment Law in Europe’, Mayne & Malyon, eds (Butterworths), 2001 and ‘Cross Border Transfers and Redundancies’ Mayne,ed.  (Tottel), 2004. I have also contributed to many other books and publications.

For me, combining two disciplines I love, employment law and writing, has been a privilege. I enjoy the robust debates that often flow from training sessions and which result in an interactive learning experience for everyone.


  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association and PEN group for Professional Support Lawyers
  • School governor
  • Literature and theatre
  • Dog walking and a nascent interest in running