Monica Smikle works as a corporate services unit adviser. She advised as a HR professional for several years during which time she also provided consultancy services on a specific resourcing project to a leading homeless charity. Her work with the charity led to the Investors in People award. Monica joined Markel Law in 2008 working in the employment support unit. Monica holds Chartered MCIPD membership status, has a Bachelor's of Art Honours Degree in Business Studies and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management. She has also completed the Law Conversion Degree in 2005 and her Barristers training in 2007, although she is currently not a practising Barrister.