Colina read law at Worcester College, Oxford University and has an MBA from London Business School. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1993 Colina has specialised in employment law, advising employers and senior individuals on all aspects of UK employment law and business immigration matters. Colina also has wide experience of cross-border HR issues, assisting clients to resolve issues wherever they have interests utilising the network of senior local employment lawyers worldwide that she has built during her career.
Colina trained in the City of London and spent nearly 15 years working for City firms, including two practices associated with “Big Four” accounting firms. The experience of working closely in multidisciplinary teams with accountants, actuaries, tax advisers and management consultants inspired Colina to take an MBA at London Business School (passed with Distinction in 2000) and has been a strong influence on Colina’s approach to advising her clients.
In early 2006 Colina established her first boutique employment practice, going on to become a founder member of Abbiss Cadres LLP in late 2008, before launching her current practice in June 2011.
Colina has been engaged to advise on a wide variety of employment law and HR issues. Her assignments have included advising on business immigration, contracts and policies, discrimination issues, employment agency regulation, cross-border employment, executive termination, disputes, TUPE and redundancy issues.