New appointments at Worthingtons Solicitors!

20 June 2013

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Partner and a new Associate Partner to the Firm

Worthingtons Solicitors are pleased to announce two new appointments within our expanding firm. Both appointments have been made from our Employment department and the Partners are delighted to welcome Louise McAloon and Niall McMullan to the positions of Partner and Associate.

Louise McAloon has nine years post qualification experience specialising in employment law and works closely with employers across the public, private and third sectors providing practical advice and assistance in respect of the application of their internal disciplinary, grievance and family friendly policies and procedures to individual employee cases and further providing advice and representation in respect of the defence of all categories of employment claims before the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals and the civil courts. She regularly advises on restructuring issues including individual and collective redundancies and the application and implication of TUPE. She has particular skill and experience in managing complex grievance and disciplinary cases and guiding clients in relation to drafting and varying contracts of employment and company policies and handbooks.

Niall McMullan qualified as a Solicitor in 2008 and has gained a wide range of experience in advising large and small employers, both within the private and public sector, on all aspects of employment law, pre and post legal proceedings. Niall advises employers on internal matters with regards to disciplinary, grievance, absence and performance management procedures with a view to limiting Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal claims. Niall also advises employees in relation to workplace disputes and has represented clients at tribunal in unfair dismissal, redundancy claims, fair employment, sex, disability, race and age discrimination claims. Niall advises on non-contentious areas of employment law such as drafting and reviewing contracts of employment, implementation and variation of company policies and procedures. He regularly advises on restrictive covenants, recruitment processes, harassment and bullying in the workplace, Transfer of Undertakings, negligent mis-statements and providing employment references.

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