Thrive Law expands with three new hires

Leeds-based employment firm Thrive Law has made three new appointments.

The arrivals of Alicia Collinson, Keith Williams and Uthman El Dharrat bring the team at Thrive Law to 10.

Collinson is an employment solicitor who trained at a US-based law firm in London. She was thrilled to join Thrive Law, a firm that is headed up by solicitor and mental health campaigner Jodie Hill.

She said: “I’m thrilled to join at this time and to be a part of the evolution of the firm. I can already tell what a positive difference a nurturing work environment can make to our mental health and, even more importantly, to the quality of our work, and I’m delighted to be working with Thrive to spread that message.”

Williams joins Thrive Law as practice manager, bringing with him a wealth of experience from years of working at a senior managerial level in a number of professional organisations.

He said: “I’m delighted to have become part of such a forward thinking and innovative practice. I’ve no doubt our journey is going to be one that changes perceptions about what it is to be a law firm, while simultaneously improving lives, through Thrive’s refreshing approach to mental health in the workplace. I can’t wait to start making a difference.”

El Dharrat joins as a paralegal, after completing a four-month internship at Thrive Law as a part of his law degree at Leeds Beckett University.

He said: “At a university networking event earlier this year, I was introduced to Thrive Law, after which I secured my final-year law degree placement with them. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to shortly be commencing employment with the firm, and establish myself in the role of paralegal. I was impressed by the strong focus both Thrive Law and managing director, Jodie Hill, hold in raising awareness of the importance of mental health within the workplace.”

The appointments follow the news that Thrive Law first year financial turnover exceeded targets at more than £200,000.