Jodie Hill

Jodie Hill is a neurodivergent solicitor, ED&I consultant, training provider, author and campaigner. She is passionate about employment law, mental health and wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I), and neurodiversity.
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Jodie Hill is a neurodivergent solicitor, ED&I consultant, training provider, author and campaigner. She is passionate about employment law, mental health and wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I), and neurodiversity.

A qualified barrister initially called to the Bar in 2010, Jodie then cross-qualified to become a solicitor in 2013. Her mental breakdown in 2017, which Jodie now describes as her “mental breakthrough”, led her to establish Thrive Law in 2018. It was the first law firm in the UK founded with wellbeing and mental health at its heart.

Today, Thrive Law, headquartered in Leeds with teams in London and the Southwest, delivers HR and employment law support to employers and employees. A focus on ED&I, mental health, wellbeing and neurodiversity underpins its mission to ensure everyone can thrive in the workplace.

Jodie regularly appears in print, online, on TV and radio as a legal expert and champion to discuss and comment on pressing issues affecting the workplace and ED&I, mental health, wellbeing, and neurodiversity. Broadcasters, publications and outlets to feature Jodie include Sky News, BBC News, Channel 4, ITV News Calendar, The Times, The Law Society Gazette, and Yorkshire Post.

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Jodie is a sought-after speaker at employment law and HR conferences and events. She’s able to speak confidently and passionately about a range of topics, particularly law in the UK and HR, ED&I, mental health, wellbeing, and neurodiversity nationally and internationally. She has significant experience of speaking in front of large audiences, in person and online, with a warm and friendly delivery and ability to break down complex topics into easy-to-understand takeaways. Prominent events where Jodie has spoken include the Legal Disruptors Conference in Prague. She will speak at the SRA Compliance Officers Conference in October 2023 and regularly speaks for The Law Society—both at events and on TV and radio.

Jodie has been recognised regionally and nationally by the SRA, The Law Society and ACAS. She has also received a variety of prestigious awards recognising her contributions to mental health, wellbeing, ED&I, social mobility and more, as well as the accomplishments of Thrive in these fields and for excellence in employment law, locally in Yorkshire and nationally.

Jodie and Thrive Law’s many awards include:

· Winner – Northern Leadership Awards, Diversity and Inclusion Leader

· Winner – Modern Law Awards, Boutique Law Firm of the Year (2022)

· Winner – Employment Law Award and Niche Law Firm of the Year (2022 and 2021) and Diversity and Inclusion Award (2019 and 2020), Yorkshire Legal Awards

· Winner – Wellbeing Award (2021) and Social Mobility Award (2019), Yorkshire Post Excellence Awards

· Winner – Championing Diversity in Tech, Legal Week Awards (2021)

· Winner – Advocacy Award, InsideOut Awards (2020)

· Winner – Small Medium Employer of the Year, Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards (previously the BAME Apprenticeship Awards, 2020)

Featured Topics Include:

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Employment law
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HR
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Mental Health & Wellbeing
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Inclusion & Diversity
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Equality
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Neurodiversity
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Employment law
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HR
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Mental Health & Wellbeing
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Inclusion & Diversity
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Equality
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Neurodiversity
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Her session on self-awareness and expertise on mental health had a profound impact on our colleagues’ self-belief and outlook. We would recommend her to any business and would welcome her back in the future.”

Lisa Leighton, Senior HR role, Morrisons

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Students, their families and staff left feeling humbled by the authenticity of Jodie’s story. They were also inspired by the way she has leveraged what she knows and has experienced to lead on the national stage. All of this whilst running a successful law firm.”

Lee Probert, Chief Executive and Principal, York College

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