Legal firm beefs up its employment lawyer team

Edwards & Co expands to meet upsurge in demand

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Belfast law firm Edwards & Co’s partner Niall McMullan with new team members Tara Clements and Rachel Powderly

Belfast law firm Edwards & Co is expanding its employment team after what is says have been an increase in demand for specialist employment law advice and advocacy.

The company, based at Hill Street, says it has seen enquiries significantly rise in the past year as more employer and employees across all sectors seek legal redress.

It has appointed solicitor Tara Clements to the employment team recently, bringing the number of solicitors there to three. The team is supported by a legal executive and experienced personal assistant.

Partner Niall McMullan said: “Our employment team has never been busier, and we see that trend continuing.

“Demand for our services cuts across all aspects of our work. We deal with unfair dismissal cases, discrimination claims, unlawful deduction of wages and employment transfer rights. Specialist advice is provided to both employers and employees.

“We have seen a significant rise of enquiries and increase in our employment law case-load, and this is reflected in the increase in the number of employment solicitors who are required to service the demand.

Tara Clements said: “What we do isn’t all about being adversarial. We advise on all aspects of employment law, to include drafting of workplace policies, reviewing contracts of employment, and drafting/advising on compromise agreements. We have an enviable reputation in dealing with all aspects of employment law and remedies that are available.”