Gabrielle Parkes

Corporate & Commercial Employment Law

Gabrielle joined Woodfines in 2019 and works as a Paralegal in the Employment team. She has experience of drafting employment related documentation such as contracts of employment including Directors Service Agreements, Settlement Agreements and Staff Handbooks. Additionally, to this Gabrielle has experience dealing with Employment Tribunal litigation and COT3 Agreements.

Gabrielle has a law degree from the University of Hertfordshire and is a graduate member of CILEx (GCILEx). She is now working towards qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive.

More about Gabrielle..

Tell us something that not many people would know about you?

I’m a lover of experiences such as travelling, food, art and especially animal experiences.

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?

I would probably be a baker, making beautiful, delicious cakes!


We have been using Woodfines for our employment legal advice for a number of years and couldn't be more satisfied. From the onset their team; Andrew Buckley, Natasha Moore and Sue Walmsley have demonstrated a deep understanding of our needs and provided solutions to legal requirements relevant to a small company like ours. Their responsiveness, personable approach, professionalism, and in-depth knowledge are commendable. It's a pleasure to work with a firm that not only meets but exceeds expectations. We highly recommend Woodfines Solicitors for anyone seeking top-tier legal counsel.

I couldn't have asked for more support and advice over the last 12 months

Having taken my case to the employment tribunal, I then sought legal advice to represent me in court. What should have been a simple, speedy outcome turned into 12 long months due to the respondents delays. Maria and Gabrielle have kept me sane, offering advice and support all the way. I have nothing but thanks and gratitude for their tireless work and commitment on this matter. I would happily recommend them to others in my position.

Brilliant service from Gabrielle.

Gabrielle was recommended to our charity to deal with our contract.
Being a new employer, Gabrielle was there to guide us with all elements of the contract.
Thank you so much Gabrielle. We will certainly be recommending you to other people.