Collingwood Legal has appointed a highly-experienced associate solicitor.

Helen Scott will support the growth ambitions of the employment law specialists following a significant rise in business.

The Newcastle-based firm has seen a 25% increase in new matters dealt with in the last three months, and a 40% increase in turnover for the final three months of the last financial year.

Helen, who qualified as a solicitor in 2007, said: “I am delighted to join the team at Collingwood Legal.

“I am very pleased to work for a firm with such a great reputation as employment experts and that passionately believes in getting the best for its clients.”

Collingwood Legal won Law Firm of the Year at the Northern Law Awards in 2017 and was shortlisted again this year in this and the Employment Team of the Year category.

The firm is independently ranked as Top Tier by the Legal 500 for employment law – ahead of a number of national and international law firms.

Paul McGowan, principal solicitor and founder of Collingwood Legal, said: “Helen is an excellent employment lawyer and we are thrilled to welcome someone of her calibre to the firm.

“Collingwood Legal has a strong team of employment lawyers and support staff who are passionate about what they do.

“With our core values of candour, integrity and trust, we deliver brilliant client service and I believe Helen will be a brilliant addition to the team.

“Helen is joining us due to a significant increase in workload and I am confident her vast skills and experience will help support the growth ambitions of the firm.”

The Collingwood Legal team has many years of experience as employment law specialists, successfully working with a variety of public and private sector businesses across the country in defending and resolving employment issues.