Trowers welcomes new employment partner Vanessa James


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Top 40 law firm Trowers & Hamlins has recruited Vanessa James to its Employment team based in London.

Vanessa covers the full remit of employment law and brings a broad level of experience in advising clients on discrimination, equal pay and wage issues, TUPE, whistleblowing and managing high level team transitions. She advises a range of clients including SME's, charities, housing, healthcare and insurance brokers, further supporting the team's focus on supporting clients to be 'Employers of the Future' and equipped for incorporating evolving policy influencers such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are high on the agenda for all businesses.

A qualified lawyer of 20 years, Vanessa joins Trowers from Ashfords LLP.

Vanessa commented:

"I'm thrilled to be joining the partnership at Trowers and helping to further develop the offering of the Employment team. Trowers have an exceptional employment team who are at the forefront of market leading thought leadership and always strive to provide clients with innovative solutions." 

Head of Employment and Pensions , Emma Burrows, added:

"A huge welcome to Vanessa. Her experience and expertise will prove invaluable to the team as we continue to grow our Employment practice. The timing is excellent as we are busy helping clients to be Employers of the Future. Recent years have been a catalyst for enormous change in the workplace and the growth in our team reflects the high demand that our clients need in navigating through an ever changing landscape. Employers, more than ever, need to embrace a different way of working, being inclusive, agile and responsible to ensure they remain productive and employers of the choice."

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