WHO

WE ARE

our

TEAM

Neate & Pugh is owned and managed by Emma Neate and Ann-Marie Pugh. We each have more than 20 years’ experience advising on a full range of employment law issues.

We have worked together before in a large international law firm, gaining the best training and breadth of experience available. We both have experience of working “in-house” in commercial enterprises, seeing on the ground how our advice plays out in practice. And now we run our own specialist firm – delivering our expert advice in a personable, pragmatic and cost-effective way. We like to think of it as a “Jerry McGuire” firm …fewer clients, more personal attention.

We’ve been employees, employers, managers, and managed. We’re business owners ourselves and have a wealth of business and life experience to call on in advising you, our clients

EMMA NEATE

Director/Solicitor

Years’ experience in employment law/HR: 20 years.
Favourite emp law/ER/HR topic or project: Employment Tribunal claims.
Superpower: The ability to see into the future (would come in handy when devising strategies for clients to deal with troublesome employees/employers!).
Favourite food: Anything Italian (yum!).
If you could change the world how would you change it: End poverty.


ANN-MARIE PUGH

Director/Solicitor

Years’ experience in employment law/HR: 24 years.
Favourite emp law/ER/HR topic or project: Change management within businesses, sales, mergers, downsizing, harmonising etc.
Superpower: The super power I have is to simplify complex situations, the superpower I want is flight!
Favourite food: Seafood linguine.
If you could change the world how would you change it: I would slow the pace of life down, to allow us all a calmer more considered existence.


BETH HODGETTS

HR Specialist

Years’ experience in employment law/HR: 22 years.
Favourite emp law/ER/HR topic or project: HR projects, especially policy design and implementation.
Superpower: My friends tell me I do a very commanding “teacher voice” that makes both children and adults behave!
Favourite food: Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding.
If you could change the world how would you change it: we would spend more time looking at the world around us and less time looking at our phones!

  • M: 07971 452295
  • T: 0121 321 3333
  • E: beth@neateandpugh.com

PATRICIA COLDEN

HR Specialist

Years’ experience in employment law/HR: 19 years.
Favourite HR topic or project: Helping company owners and managers to understand how the effective management of their employees can make a huge impact on the success of their business.
Superpower: My instinct!
Favourite food: Bananas.
If you could change the world how would you change it: Governments, world and religious leaders would be able to resolve all issues peacefully so that no one is ever injured or killed in violent conflict again.

  • M: 07714 756850
  • T: 0121 321 3333
  • E: patricia@neateandpugh.com

NATALIE BARNSLEY

PA/Office Manager

Years’ experience in employment law/HR: 15 years’ experience as a PA in the Legal Industry.
Favourite emp law/ER/HR topic or project: N/A.
Superpower: Multitasking!
Favourite food: Mexican.
If you could change the world how would you change it: World Peace.

  • T: 0121 321 3333
  • E: natalie@neateandpugh.com