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Simpson Millar bolsters private client division with new employment lawyer appointment

Law Firm welcomes Anita North to its Manchester office Leading consumer law firm Simpson Millar has announced the expansion of its national private client division with the appointment of employment law expert Anita North.

Bringing more than 9 years’ experience to the role, and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Anita boasts a wealth of expertise in cases relating to unfair dismissal, discrimination at work and breach of employment contract.

She is highly skilled in advising individuals in relation to the issues they have at work and during Employment Tribunal hearings, as well as in relation to Settlement Agreements, including negotiating with employers in order to obtain the best outcome for clients.

Joining Simpson Millar with immediate effect, her appointment follows a period of ‘unprecedented demand’ for the firm’s employment law team services, which is currently representing thousands of people in cases relating to protective award claims further to the collapse of businesses because of the pandemic.

A keen runner in her spare time, and co-Event Director of her local Junior Parkrun in Lutterworth, Anita said she is looking forward to working alongside the wider Simpson Millar employment law team which has a ‘formidable reputation’ for defending the rights of individuals in employment related matters.

She is welcomed to the firm by head of Private Practice, Chris Johnson, who said her arrival further complements the firm’s ability to deliver an unrivalled service to clients in need of private client services such as conveyancing, as well as wills, trusts and probate.

Commenting on her new role Anita said: “Anyone involved in a legal matter is likely to be experiencing some additional stress, but employment related matters are always particularly emotive for so many reasons as peoples’ jobs and their income play such a pivotal role in their lives.

“Sadly, the past year or so has been especially difficult for many workers because of the pandemic and, as a result, the demand for expert employment advice and support has been unprecedented. We anticipate that to continue for the foreseeable future and as the furlough scheme officially comes to an end.

“However, I am truly privileged to be joining a team that has such a strong and formidable reputation when it comes to protecting the rights of their clients during this time.

“Simpson Millar’s commitment to opening up the law, and to making sure that they are on hand to help anyone in need of legal support is what really attracted me to the firm and to this role.”

Chris Johnson added: “It is a real honour to welcome Anita to the team. Her breadth and depth of expertise will further complement our existing network of highly experienced and dedicated employment law experts.

“We consider her to be a real asset to both the business and our clients, which currently includes thousands of employees affected by the collapse of a number of well-known companies including Thomas Cook, Mothercare and Flybe.”

Simpson Millar is fast-establishing itself as the ‘go-to’ consumer law firm of choice across the country.

The firm employs more than 500 people who perform across several departments in support of clients, including those going through a separation or divorce, people looking to purchase a new home, and those who have become ill or injured because of their work or while serving in the Armed Forces.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Molly Rose McCarthy .

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