Daniela Mahapata - Solicitor
Daniela leads the Employment Team, Legal and Risk Services at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership. She is from Neath and attended a local comprehensive school before heading off to the University of Wales, Swansea to study law. She then moved to Cardiff to undertake the Legal Practice Course. Before joining Legal & Risk Services as a specialist Employment Solicitor, Daniela worked for MLM Cartwright, a Cardiff based commercial law firm, where she completed her training and spent a number of years advising a variety of clients including NHS organisations.
As a child, Daniela dreamed of being a ballet dancer or news reader but ended up studying law. 20 years after starting her law degree, she’s still wondering what she might do when she grows up.
In May 2016, Daniela was elected as the Wales representative for the Employment Lawyers Association (http://www.elaweb.org.uk/committee/daniela-mahapatra).
Daniela is married and lives in Cardiff with two children and a puppy. In her spare time, Daniela enjoys reading, singing in a band and baking cakes.
Daniela has experience in:
- presentation and communication skills
- training and facilitation
- mentoring and developing colleagues
- staff management
- writing skills