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Cumbrian home-coming for employment lawyers

Cumbrian home-coming for employment lawyers

Two new solicitors have come home to join Burnetts' Employment & HR team. 

Anna Lovett and Debra Robinson have returned to their Cumbrian roots to join Burnetts as specialist employment solicitors. 

Anna (pictured right above) joins the team from a niche employment law firm in Gateshead where she completed her solicitor training. A former Trinity School pupil, she completed a Masters in Law at Northumbria University where she was a prizewinning student. During her training, Anna spent time working on secondment to Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council and also spent  6 months working in immigration law in Newcastle Law Centre (now North East Law Centre). She qualified as a solicitor in February 2016. 

Debra (left) comes to Burnetts having just completed her training contract with Staffordshire North and Stoke on Trent Citizens Advice Bureau. Originally from Brough, she attended Kirkby Stephen Grammar School and Ullswater Community College before completing her law degree at Newcastle University and her Legal Practice Course at Leeds Metropolitan University.  She qualified as a solicitor in January 2017 and also has an interest in immigration law. 

Both Anna and Debra will be based at Burnetts’ Carlisle office but will work with clients throughout the region. 

Joanne Stronach, Partner in the Employment team said, “The recruitment of Anna and Debra makes us the largest team of Employment & HR advisers in Cumbria and sets us on course to expand our client-base even further. Their shared interest in immigration law gives clients the added benefit of a new area of expertise which will be particularly relevant to employers in the context of Brexit.  We now have a fully integrated team of solicitors and HR Consultants working together - employers with people problems need only make one call.” 

The team is now seven-strong, comprising three experienced partners: Joanne, Natalie Ruane (Head of Employment & HR) and Kuba Strycharczyk; two qualified solicitors in Debra and Anna; and two knowledgeable HR Consultants, Julie Davis and Eleanor Morland.  Debra, Anna, Julie and Eleanor man a helpline on a rota basis to ensure that there is always someone available to deal with new queries. 

For further information on Burnetts’ Employment & HR team, visit the team's web pages, email employment@burnetts.co.uk or call 01228 552222. 

Published: Monday 6th March 2017

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