Allan Tyrer, editor

Allan Tyrer is a non-practising solicitor. He was a corporate tax partner in a City law firm, and left practice in the mid-90s. Since then he has developed a website on disability discrimination law as it applies to stammering (Allan has a stammer). In 2011-2012 he produced a website for the Communications Forum on how the Equality Act 2010 applies to adults with speech, language and communication needs more generally. He wrote a chapter in Discrimination Law and OH Practice for The At Work Partnership. As well as editing OH Law Online and writing on equality law for Occupational Health [at Work], up to 2018 he worked as webmaster for the British Stammering Association, where for some years he also edited its members’ magazine.

Professor Diana Kloss, consultant editor and Q&A page expert

Professor Diana Kloss is a barrister, former employment judge and honorary senior lecturer in OH Law at the University of Manchester. Her publications include Occupational Health Law (5th edition, Wiley Blackwell, 2010), and Discrimination Law and OH Practice for The At Work Partnership. She lectures on many of The At Work Partnership’s conferences and courses, including the Certificate in Occupational Health Law. She is an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, an ACAS arbitrator, and in 2009, was awarded an MBE. Diana is honorary president of the Council for Work and Health.

Dr John Ballard, associate editor

Dr John Ballard has been researching and writing on OH and disability issues for 30 years. He edits The At Work Partnership publication, Occupational Health [at Work] and is an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, and an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham’s IOEM. He is the joint editor of The At Work Partnership’s Discrimination Law and OH Practice book, published in November 2012. John is also a non-legal member of the Employment Tribunal Service.

Q&A page experts and editorial contributors

Nick Hanning

Nick is a specialist personal injury and employment lawyer and independent practice consultant with Anthony Gold Solicitors and Dutton Gregory LLP. He specialises in psychiatric injury claims and acted for the claimant in the seminal case of Majrowski v Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust, and also in a separate case that resulted in the largest ever employment tribunal award of £4.5 million. He is past president of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Emily Yeardley

Emily Yeardley is a solicitor and is head of employment law at Couchman Hanson solicitors. She advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law and represents clients in Employment Tribunal proceedings on claims ranging from unfair dismissal to disability discrimination. Emily writes articles for the At Work Partnership’s journal, and other publications, and provides training on ill health and disability in the workplace.

Contributors – editorial

Chris Cox

Chris Cox is a solicitor, and was director of legal services at the Royal College of Nursing.

Contributors – illustrations

Dave Williams

Dave Williams has been an illustrator and educator for over twenty years. His work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally and he is a senior lecturer at University of Brighton and University of the Arts London, Camberwell.