Hat-trick of appointments boosts employment team further | 02 June 09

A HAT-TRICK of new recruits has cemented Ward Hadaway’s position as one of the largest employment law teams in the North.

Amy Duncan, Paul Scope and Fiona Campbell

Three of a kind – (from left) Amy Duncan, Paul Scope and Fiona Campbell have joined leading law firm Ward Hadaway.

The recruitment of associate Paul Scope and solicitors Amy Duncan and Fiona Campbell means that the firm now has 25 specialist employment lawyers across its offices in Newcastle and Leeds.

Paul has specialised in employment law matters since 2001 and previously worked at Sintons in Newcastle.

He has acted for a wide range of employers, from SMEs to household names and national employers in the IT, consultancy, football, retail and environmental sectors.

Paul has also worked as an in-house lawyer for a national plc, where he dealt with all employment law issues across the group of companies.

Amy Duncan joins from Samuel Phillips law firm in Newcastle and has experience acting for employers in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Fiona Campbell joins from Eversheds. She has experience defending a range of employment tribunal claims, including race, sex, disability and age discrimination, unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal.

Fiona also provides daily advice to both public and private sector clients on various employment matters, including grievance and disciplinary procedures, redundancies and dismissals.

Joe Thornhill, partner and joint head of employment at Ward Hadaway, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul, Amy and Fiona to the team. I am sure their expertise and enthusiasm will prove to be of great benefit to our growing list of clients.

“The continuing rise in demand for our employment law advice means that we now have one of the largest specialist employment teams in the whole of the North and that demand shows no signs of receding.

“Our combination of high quality advice, genuine strength in depth and the very best client care is proving to be attractive to a whole range of clients and the addition of Paul, Amy and Fiona can only add to this.”

Ward Hadaway managing partner, Jamie Martin, said: “In the downturn, businesses are looking for quick, commercially focused employment advice and the investment that Ward Hadaway has made in recruitment into our employment team will serve this purpose well.”

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