Growing East Midlands firm Nelsons Solicitors has added fresh talent to its employment law team with the appointment of a new expert.
Laura Evans, who qualified as a solicitor in 2009, has joined the law firm’s Derby office as an associate. She specialises in employment law and has extensive experience in advising employers in the education, care and charities sectors.
Laura said: “Having worked in Derby for some time, I was aware of Nelsons’ reputation in the area for its excellent quality of work and professionalism. As a firm, I have found Nelsons to be forward-thinking, actively investing in the future and leading the way in its approach to client care, new technologies and working practices.
“I am keen to build relationships with existing and new clients of Nelsons and also looking forward to preparing for employment events that are in the pipeline across all of our locations.”
Laura graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 before completing her LPC at Staffordshire University the following year. Afterwards, she spent nine years working for Derby-based Flint Bishop before moving to Your HR Lawyer, in Nottingham.
She said: “When undertaking my training contract, I was drawn to the fast pace with which things move in employment law. It is something that affects almost everyone as most people are either employers or employees.
“I get to work with so many different types of businesses and people and help them to resolve their issues – no day is ever the same. There is always something to keep me busy and I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
Laura Kearsley, Partner and Head of the employment law team, said: “Laura’s experience and expertise will be a real asset to the department and I am looking forward to seeing her grow in her new role here in the Derby office.”