Leading Stockton law firm, Endeavour Partnership, is celebrating success after a long-serving member of its team was named as one of the best in the legal sector.

Associate, Nazia Aftab, won the professional support award at the recently-held Asian Business Connexions Awards in Newcastle, which recognises and celebrates the most talented and successful Asian business people across the North of England.

Nazia’s award was in recognition of the exceptional legal support that she provides to businesses.

Nazia has been with Endeavour Partnership’s employment team for over 15years and has a diverse range of employment law experience, covering both contentious and non-contentious work. She has also been recommended by Legal 500 as a “leading individual” for her employment advice.

Nazia advises all types of businesses, senior directors and HR consultants on employment matters including tribunal litigation, complex HR issues, TUPE related issues and exit and settlement discussions.  She also provides support to the corporate department on employment matters relating to the sale and purchase of businesses. Nazia also heads up the firm’s health and wellbeing committee, arranging social events, meditation, yoga and mindfulness sessions.

Speaking about her award, Nazia said: “I am delighted to have been chosen for this award as the awards are the North’s biggest celebration of the sector’s contribution to the region’s diverse corporate world. Endeavour Partnership has an incredible team that works across a diverse range of sectors across the North of England and it’s great to be able to share this award with them.”

Managing partner, Paul Bury, said: “Nazia is one of our longest-serving team members and is real credit to the firm. This accolade is a fantastic recognition of the work that Nazia does, the range of projects that Nazia is involved with and her commitment to the North East business community.”

Endeavour Partnership employs a team of 54 and has a reputation for providing high quality advice on a range of business law matters including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, employment, commercial property and corporate recovery and insolvency from its headquarters at Teesdale in Stockton.