Anya Patel, BA (Hons) MA PostGradDipLaw Bar CIWM

Anya is Director of Legal & People of Johns Associates and provides leadership in respect of people development, organisational change, employment law, health & safety and commercial contracts.

Before joining the Company and for twelve years Anya worked for legal services and practiced as an Employment Lawyer advising, mediating and representing business across the UK in all aspects of employment and equality law at an in house non-contentious and contentious level at Employment Tribunals.

Prior to her retraining in law and associated Call to Bar in 2007 Anya was a leading advocate for over 80,000 British Artists at a domestic and European level, Director of national and European Professional Associations for Artists, Advisor to the Arts Council of England, and Project Manager and Lead Artist to social and economic regeneration schemes for local authorities.

On a personal level Anya is committed to making art, the conservation of historic buildings and owns a woodland in the Mendips which houses an off-grid barn, native tree nursery and a beautiful array of trees, species and plant life.