Employment Team expands expertise with appointment of lateral hire

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23/01/2020

Walker Morris has announced the appointment of Laura McLellan as a Director in its Employment Law Team. Laura is a major lateral hire and brings significant experience to the firm’s Employment practice having acted for clients such as Tesco Stores Ltd, Greggs Ltd, Eddie Stobart Limited and W M Morrison’s.

Laura joins the team from Squire Patton Boggs having acquired over 12 years of post-qualified experience. Laura brings with her a wealth of experience in all areas of employment law including tribunal litigation experience and the undertaking of her own advocacy for clients at employment tribunal hearings. She has advised on high-profile cases in the past including a large scale multi-claimant litigation with up to 500 claimants as well as mass changes to terms and conditions project, impacting upwards of 32,000 employees.

Commenting on Laura’s appointment, David Smedley, Head of Employment and Chairman of partners said:

“The changing landscape of employment law affects our clients’ needs for legal advice. Laura’s appointment reinforces the significant level of expertise in our Employment Team. Having an experienced team, especially with Laura’s experience in high-profile cases and litigation experience, ensures our ability to provide our clients with expert legal advice. This solutions-driven, pragmatic approach is especially valued by clients and is one of the key factors in our growth strategy.”

Laura, newly appointed Director, added:

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Walker Morris given their superb list of clients, highly ambitious strategy for growth and their talented team. The department is ranked in band 1 by Chambers & Partners, a leading independent guide to the profession and I look forward to playing my part in the continued growth and success of this team.”

Laura’s appointment is testament to Walker Morris’ commitment to its growth strategy allowing the Employment Team to offer high quality, expert advice on complex legal matters. The department’s standing in the food and drink sector has further strengthened the Team’s expertise and client list including the likes of Lucozade Ribena Suntory and Kraft-Heinz.

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