Stewart and Co appoints new head of employment

Stewart and Co Solicitors has hired Liesel Whitfield as a director to lead its employment law department.

With more than 17 years of experience, Whitfield is a specialist employment law solicitor, providing advice on a range of employment law and HR issues—from TUPE to discrimination matters, to advising on redundancies.

She spent 14 years at Irwin Mitchell, and then later Chester practice Ellis Whitham prior to joining Doncaster-based employment firm Stewart and Co.

Stewart and Co director Kate Haigh commented “Liesel will be an invaluable part of the business and the employment team here. Her wealth of knowledge and experience as a solicitor will be a great asset both to the business and to our clients. She has a fantastic reputation across the region and we are very excited to be able to bring her on board. We have recently rebranded and it is a very exciting time for us, especially now Liesel has joined us. ”

Whitfield said: “I’m really looking forward to it. Stewart and Co Solicitors has an excellent name in the marketplace and we plan on building on this in order to maintain what is important for our clients—sound legal advice with an excellent service. We are not a normal ‘9 to 5’ high street practice which enables us to embrace flexibility and to mould our clients’ needs around our working styles.”