Recognition For Employees/Unions Specialism Reflects Stellar Success And Client Focus Approach Of Team
National law firm Irwin Mitchell’s Employment Team has been shortlisted for the Legal 500 Awards for Specialist Employment Firm in recognition of its work for Employees/ Unions.
The awards are organised by one of the leading legal trade bodies Legal 500, following submissions for its annual directory, and research by its in-house research team.
The awards dinner will be on 27th February 2020.
The short listing is a reflection of the work carried out by Irwin Mitchell’s Employment and Professional Disciplines team in London which joined the firm in June 2018 to complement its existing employment practice which primarily advised employers and HR departments.
Led by Shah Qureshi and including partners Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole, the new team advises senior employees on a range of matters including whistleblowing, discrimination, harassment, parental rights, restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal and redundancy. The team has an especially strong reputation for advising senior executives and professionals in the medical and healthcare, banking and financial services and legal professional services sector.
It has had a stellar 17 months since arrival at Irwin Mitchell including in October successfully helping Judge Gilham secure whistleblower protection for all UK judges and statutory office holders in a Supreme Court human rights case. In April the team successfully argued in a group action campaign on behalf of 60 agency workers in their employment tribunal claims against Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and Royal Mail Group Ltd that they are protected by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. The case is set for a final hearing in September 2020.
Testimonials to the group following Legal 500 research include:
“Exceptional experience of claimant work and high-quality judgement”
“Emilie Cole, Shah Qureshi and Shazia Khan stand out for their exceptional client care and judgement”
“Emilie Cole is excellent- always calm, well prepared and strategic”
Expert Opinion“We are delighted to have been recognised by Legal 500 and shortlisted for this award which we believe reflects our vision, hard work and ability to provide practical solutions for employees, senior executives and professionals.” Shah Qureshi - Partner
Irwin Mitchell’s Employment law team overall has more than 70 lawyers. It recently won Employment Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Personnel Today Awards 2019 in recognition of its breadth of service and innovative approach to looking after its clients’ needs