BLP hires employment expert Marian Bloodworth to join Corporate team

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed another partner to its leading employment  team. Employment expert, Marian Bloodworth, will join as a partner on 7 December 2010.

Marian previously worked at Hogan Lovells where she advised clients on both contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law including working on multi million pound claims in relation to equal pay and bonuses, discrimination and whistleblowing. Her portfolio of clients included those in the financial sector, as well as regulatory bodies, international energy, cosmetics and gaming companies and manufacturing clients. She joined Hogan Lovells in 2000, and trained at Charles Russell.

This hire follows the recent high profile appointment of Lisa Mayhew, ranked amongst the UK’s top ten employment litigators, to the BLP EPI team last month. These lateral partner hires, along with a number of associate hires,  have added strength and depth to BLP’s employment litigation team.

BLP has appointed eleven partners since January 2010, including BLP’s Singapore office managing partner Alistair Duffield, real estate disputes expert Michael Metliss, M&A specialist Karen Davies and structured finance practitioner Lucy Oddy.

Under the leadership of Fraser Younson, the BLP employment team continues to grow, meeting the needs of clients including RBS, UBS, British American Tobacco, Colt Technologies Services, Thames Water and Oracle. Cross border employment work and involvement in significant High Court cases such as the Tulletts v BGC case and Aon v JLT have increased substantially in recent years. The team has moved up three tiers in the past three years in both Chambers and Legal 500 directories, through its delivery of high quality and innovative service to clients.

Marian Bloodworth said: “ BLP’s employment team is really going places with its innovative approach to client service delivery and the flow of high profile and significant cases from clients. It has a first class  employment litigation team and a client base which has considerable synergies with my own practice. I am looking forward to contributing to the team’s future success.”

Commenting on the appointment Fraser Younson said: “Employment law is an increasingly complex and significant sector for our clients. The addition of Marian to our team will give us unparalleled strength in depth and a skill base to enable us to continue to deliver the highest quality employment dispute resolution service to our clients.

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