Employment “heavyweights” join local law firm

LOCAL law firm, Primas Law, has appointed two new employment partners, David Walton and Danielle Ayres.

This comes as part of a commitment to expand its team and offering, in line with its other commercial disciplines.

Their appointment represents a significant statement of intent by the practice, to both meet existing client demand and contribute to the continued expansion of Primas Law as a whole.

David will lead the Employment team and comes with over 20 years’ experience as a specialist employment solicitor. He is a seasoned litigator and Employment Tribunal advocate, with an exceptional case success rate. He also has extensive experience as a corporate employment lawyer, providing support across a whole range of transactional and commercial work.

David has particular expertise with disability discrimination issues and supports a range of groups and charities where such issues are prevalent, not least in his role as Honorary Employment Adviser to the ME Assocation.

Danielle joins the team as Partner and has a loyal base of employer clients, whom she advises on day-to-day basis on all aspects of the employment relationship, such as recruitment, disciplinaries and contractual issues. In addition to her general employment practice, Danielle is nationally recognised for her work in relation to pregnancy and maternity discrimination issues, as well as parental rights.

These appointments add to the firm’s existing Employment Partner, Catherine Kerr.

David said of his appointment: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Primas Law. It is the epitome of the modern legal practice: agile, forward-thinking and receptive, both in terms of its approach to client service delivery, but also in terms of how it looks after its staff, which means a great deal to me.

“Danielle and I are really looking forward to helping grow something special in terms of the future employment offering at Primas Law, alongside an incredibly dedicated and talented team of commercial lawyers across all departments. Primas Law really does offer something fresh and exciting within the legal marketplace, and I am proud to be able to be part of its ambitions and growth in the short and long term.”

Primas Law is a boutique commercial law firm which specialises in property, litigation and insolvency law, with offices in Manchester, Cheshire and London.

Managing Partner, Adam Kerr, said: “Adding experts like David and Danielle to our team is a significant signal of intent on our part as we set out to deliver on our growth plans for the coming financial year.

“Their appointments are only the beginning of a significant ramping-up of our existing employment offering. This expansion is in-keeping with the firm’s continued progression and both David and Danielle’s wealth of experience in their respective areas are very welcome additions to the Primas Law team.”

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Employment Partner, Catherine Kerr with David Walton and Danielle Ayres.

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