Latest Partner Hire Follows Arrival of Danielle Parsons Also From S&G
Irwin Mitchell has appointed Slater & Gordon’s National Head of Employment, Deborah Casale, as part of ongoing investment within its London Employment and Professional Discipline team.
Deborah is the latest partner to join the firm’s London Employment team which is headed by Shah Qureshi and advises senior executives and professionals.
Her arrival follows the law firm’s recent recruitment of Employment partner Danielle Parsons who was appointed in April this year, also from Slater & Gordon.
Deborah has significant experience in advising senior executives and directors; negotiating high value settlement agreements and reviewing employment contracts across a wide range of sectors.
Deborah advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law including whistleblowing, equal pay disputes and unfair dismissal. She also advises employees on all aspects of discrimination including sex, pregnancy/maternity, disability and race discrimination claims.
Commenting on her appointment, Deborah said: “I am really looking forward to joining Irwin Mitchell and I’m excited about the opportunity to build on the success of what is a very well established and respected team."
Expert Opinion“We’re delighted to welcome Deborah - she is highly regarded in her field and her client centric approach fits ours perfectly. Deborah will be an asset as we continue to grow and be part of our ongoing success as one of the most innovative and best resourced employment teams in the UK.” Fergal Dowling - Partner
Shah Qureshi, Head of the Employment and Professional Discipline team in London at Irwin Mitchell, said: “Deborah is a significant addition to our team and the move is another signal of our intention to invest in growth, whilst continuing to provide clients with first class legal support. Our award winning team provides expert advice to senior executives and professionals in a range of areas including whistleblowing, discrimination, pay and bonus disputes and restrictive covenants.”
This key hire builds upon Irwin Mitchell’s recently announced changes to its operational structure designed to accelerate growth over the next four years and meet clients’ needs more effectively.
Previously organised into three divisions – Personal Injury, Business Legal Services and Private Wealth – the firm has now established Client Services and Commercial Growth Teams.
The firm has also moved to a Flexible by Choice way of working with colleagues deciding how and when they can work best to suit their clients’ needs.