Thursfields strengthens employment team

Thursfields Solicitors has expanded and strengthened its Commercial Services team with the recruitment of two additional employment solicitors.

James Monk has joined as a senior associate solicitor, based in Thursfields’ Halesowen office.

James spent the last ten years working at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham city centre, and previously worked for Eversheds. He brings experience of working with education and not-for-profit organisations.

The firm’s not-for-profit sector, led by Jenny Smith, only began 18 months ago but is already ranked Tier 2 in the West Midlands by Legal 500, the legal industry’s directory.

Jade Linton has joined as an associate solicitor, working at Thursfields’ Solihull office.

Jade has joined from West Midlands-based Sydney Mitchell Solicitors, and has a strong local profile, regularly delivering HR seminars and speaking at industry conferences.

Jade’s focus is working with owner-managed businesses and SMEs. She was recommended in a recent Legal 500 report as “a superstar and a joy to work with.”

James and Jade join the firm’s head of employment Michelle O’Hara and employment associate solicitor Lisa Kemp, who is based in Worcester.

Michelle said: “We are delighted to have appointed two additional employment lawyers to support our growth in this discipline across Thursfields’ offices. Thursfields is rapidly expanding across the Midlands and is attracting high calibre lawyers who want to work for a company that offers them the chance to make a difference to our clients and our company.”

James and Jade are two of eight new appointments Thursfields has made in the first few weeks of 2018, taking overall staff numbers above 140.

For further information, please contact:

 Michelle O’Hara (prev. Chamberlain), Commercial/HR Director

Thursfields Solicitors

Tel: 01905 677041  Email:

Thursfields’ expert employment solicitors are available at any of our offices and surrounding areas – Worcester, Solihull, Kidderminster, Halesowen, and Birmingham

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