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Burnetts has recruited two new specialist advisers to its employment team.

Burnetts has recruited two new specialist advisers to its employment team: Solicitor Shona Morton and HR Consultant Julie Davis have recently joined Burnetts.

Shona previously worked for Virgin Money in Newcastle in the role of Governance and Senior Pay Manager, before which she was an employment lawyer at Wilkin Chapman LLP in Lincoln. She is now working with Burnetts’ commercial clients, advising on issues such as Employment Tribunal claims, disciplinary problems and day to day employment law queries. She will be based at the firm’s Victoria Place office in Carlisle.

Shona, who qualified as an employment solicitor in 2011 said, “My time with Virgin was exciting, interesting and fast-paced, providing me with valuable commercial experience to bring to my role in the employment team. I like the ethos of Burnetts and felt very comfortable with the rest of the team from the outset: there’s a positive attitude to growing the firm and building relationships with clients. I’m enjoying the work and looking forward to getting to know our clients.”

Julie Davis will be working alongside Education / Employment Partner Natalie Ruane, helping schools to manage difficult issues such as performance, discipline and organisational change as well as providing HR support to the team’s commercial and charity sector clients. She joins Burnetts from One Education Ltd in Manchester where she was a Senior HR Manager, providing HR support services to schools and academies. Julie will be based in Burnetts’ Penrith office.

A Corporate Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Julie also holds post-graduate Certificates in Employee Relations and Coaching. She said, “I was pro-actively looking for a move to the Lake District and this role was a perfect fit for my skills and experience. The move was a big life-choice, but Burnetts and this role are just absolutely right for me.”

Natalie said, “Both Shona and Julie have in-depth HR and employment law experience with a strong understanding of the needs of their specialist markets. As well as providing the robust and expert support on which our clients depend, they will also be helping to deliver the team’s programme of seminars, webinars and e-updates.”

Shona lives near Hexham and Julie lives in Penrith.

Published: Friday 12th February 2016
Categorised: Employment, Practice News

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