Jane Sarah pic oneTwo solicitors’ contributions to the success of specialist north east employment law firm Collingwood Legal has been recognised with promotions.

Sarah Fitzpatrick has been made a senior associate solicitor at the Newcastle-based practice, while Jane Sinnamon has been promoted to an associate solicitor position.

Sarah and Jane, who are both originally from Northern Ireland, are both named in the legal industry’s primary reference guide, The Legal 500, and have helped make Collingwood Legal the only firm in the North East to have four practitioners recommended for their employment law expertise in the publication’s latest edition.

Sarah and Paul McGowan, who founded Collingwood Legal in 2010, are also both named experts in the Chambers and Partners Guide for 2015.

Sarah began to specialise in employment law in 2000 and prior to joining Collingwood Legal worked for five years with a large commercial practice in Newcastle.

A Northumbria University graduate, Jane worked in practice in the North East before becoming Collingwood’s first recruit shortly after the firm was founded.

Collingwood Legal is a relationship-based practice which advises some of the region’s largest businesses and organisations on all aspects of employment law, as well as a growing number of clients elsewhere in the UK.

Paul McGowan adds: “Their detailed knowledge of the law, the excellent relationships they build and maintain with our clients and their significant contributions to both our and our clients’ commercial success make Sarah and Jane wholly deserving of their promotions.

“Collingwood’s industry reputation and client base is continuing to grow both inside and outside the North East, and being the only firm in the region to have four employment lawyers named in the most recent Legal 500 adds even more credibility to the services we offer.”

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