Jodie Hill

Founder and Managing Partner, Thrive Law
Jodie Hill is a neurodivergent solicitor, ED&I consultant, qualified coach and trainer, author and campaigner. She is passionate about employment law, mental health and wellbeing, ED&I), and neurodiversity.
A qualified barrister initially called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple 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, provides employment law support to employees and employers, as well as outsourced HR and employment law support, training, coaching and consultancy to businesses, nationally and internationally. ED&I, mental health, wellbeing and neurodiversity underpin everything it does.
In addition to being managing partner of Thrive Law, Jodie is also an active member of the Employment Law Committee at The Law Society, as well as chair of This is Me Yorkshire, a mental health campaign focused on storytelling.
Jodie regularly carries out one-to-one and group training programmes and coaching focused on the workplace, covering key employment law and HR topics, all with the aim of developing progressive leaders and harnessing the power of people within organisations. She is also a qualified coach, having achieved the ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Coaching.


What does “paving the way” for future generations mean to you?

“To me, “paving the way” for future generations means serving as a catalyst for systemic change in how workplace mental health, neurodiversity and wellbeing are addressed within the legal profession and beyond.
I’m committed to educating and empowering employers and employees alike to transform workplace cultures to be more inclusive, supportive, and understanding of mental health and neurodiversity.
My mission is to use innovation in my work, advocate at the highest levels, and implement groundbreaking initiatives, to actively influence the legal sector and workplaces for years to come, ensuring a healthier, more inclusive environment for the next generation.”