Posted on 1.11.18
An award-winning employment lawyer has helped Gorvins solicitors net a place on The Times’ Best Law Firms 2019 list.
Danielle Ayres, 34, was individually highlighted by the prestigious guide which recognises the top 200 law firms in England and Wales – as commended by other lawyers.
In recognising the Stockport-based firm for its work in employment law, List editors from The Times remarked that it was `heartening when a law firm offers practical as well as legal advice’.
It used as an example an article written by Danielle which explores how to get a promotion without actually asking for one.
The piece, for EuropeanCEO included what the Times List describes as ‘common sense tips’ such as being punctual, dressing smartly, completing tasks ahead of time and asking informed questions.
Of Gorvins’ work in the field the List states that `employment law is a forte of this practice, handling cases that range from bullying to whistleblowing, constructive dismissal to unpaid wages.’
It also mentions how, this year, Gorvins successfully pursued claims in an employment tribunal hearing for wrongful dismissal, disability discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal against Stagecoach when it acted for Jayson Andrews, a former employee who was awarded £41,000.
Mother of two, Danielle, who has previously won a Rising Star award for her work in pregnancy and maternity discrimination as well as family friendly rights, joined Gorvins nine years ago. Since then she has garnered an unparalleled reputation for her work in this field. She is also heavily involved with the campaign group Pregnant then Screwed. Gorvins are also part of the Working Forward Campaign run by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Said Danielle: ‘I`m delighted that Gorvins has been recognised for the work we do in employment law and indeed for all the work we do across our range of services. When people seek our help they want far more than legal advice – they want supportive and practical ways to steer them through a very challenging period in their lives.’
Set up in 1972, Gorvins other services include commercial and corporate law, property, debt recovery and insolvency. The Times List mentions in particular the firms dedicated team advising family-run businesses, which it notes sees as “the bedrock of our recovering economy” and often differ from other companies because of their long-term concerns over legacy and succession. Gorvins also advises private individuals on issues such as conveyancing, dispute resolution, family law, personal injury claims, sports injury claims, wills, trusts and probate. It also offers specialist services to police officers and serving and former members of the armed forces.