Bevan Brittan strengthens Leeds office with employment specialist hire

Bevan Brittan has strengthened its Leeds office with the recruitment of a specialist employment lawyer to advise its public and private sector clients.

Tim Gooder joins the firm as a senior associate, arriving at Bevan Brittan from Gordons.

Gooder has spent all of his career to date working in Yorkshire, having qualified at East Yorkshire firm Hamers Solicitors and going on to work for Simpson Millar and DWF before joining Gordons in Leeds in 2015.

He works across sectors with particular specialisms in transport, retail, legal services, housing and education. He has significant experience in employment litigation and conducts advocacy in employment tribunals.

Gooder (pictured) also regularly advises employers on executive terminations and strategic project work, including TUPE transfers, changes to terms and conditions, and workforce consultations.

His arrival at Bevan Brittan takes the firm’s Leeds office to 30 lawyers—of whom 10 are partners—having opened in the autumn of 2015.

Michael Boyd, partner and head of the Leeds office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tim to the firm. It’s an important step for us to have an employment specialist on the doorstep for our Yorkshire and northern clients. His arrival is a sign of our commitment to and investment in the Leeds office, which has become well established in the market and which we intend to grow further. Bringing Tim on board extends our proposition and will complement the services we offer to clients.”

Gooder said: “I am very happy to be joining Bevan Brittan. The firm has an excellent reputation in the market and a strong client base across the public and private sectors. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues and contributing to the continued growth of the employment team and the Leeds office.”

Jodie Sinclair, partner and head of employment at Bevan Brittan, commented: “I am very pleased that Tim has come to the firm. He joins a growing employment team which we have expanded in recent months as demand for advice on employment issues increases across both public and private sector clients. Tim will work closely with other members of the team nationally.”