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New partners David and Jamie join our employment team


Harrison Drury’s employment law team has been further strengthened with the appointment of two experienced partners.

We’ve recruited David Carmichael, who joins us from the Manchester office of European law firm Fieldfisher, and Jamie Campbell, who joins from DWF’s Liverpool office.

Jamie and David will support our clients across the North West, primarily advising HR professionals, senior executives, in house lawyers, and business owners on all aspects of managing employee relationships.

“David and Jamie are two hugely experienced employment solicitors,” comments Roger Spence, partner and head of the employment team. “They bring a great deal of knowledge to the team, not just in general advisory work but also specialist areas like employment tribunals, modernising terms and conditions, and restructuring.

“The experience they have gained advising major clients across a diverse range of industries, including tech, retail, education and hospitality means, will be invaluable to our clients, colleagues and intermediary partners.”

David, who has over 35 years’ experience, said: “This is a growing firm with great people and a progressive workplace culture, making it a really exciting place to work. I’m looking forward to working with our clients and sharing my experience with the wider team.”

Jamie Campbell and David Carmichael, Harrison Drury

Jamie, who has specialised in employment law for more than 20 years, added: “David and I are particularly keen to support our colleagues develop and grow so we can continue delivering excellent customer service to our clients.”

As well as advising businesses on day-to-day employment matters, David, who will work between our Manchester and Kendal offices, also guides businesses through major projects, such as preparing for new legislation, relocation, restructuring and outsourcing.

His other areas of specialism include shareholder and partnership disputes, restrictive covenant enforcement, health and safety related employment issues, whistleblowing, and trade union relations.

Jamie, who will be based at our Preston office and work across the region, has considerable experience dealing with employment tribunal litigation, general employment advisory work and corporate support work.

He is an experienced employment tribunal advocate who has represented clients in employment tribunal hearings all over the country for many years. He regularly advises employers and employees on executive terminations and settlement agreements.

Harrison Drury’s employment law team has witnessed significant growth. In addition to David and Jamie, we recently announced the appointment of senior employment law specialist Emma Butterworth as a partner in our Manchester team, bringing the total headcount in the employment team to nine.

Photo: L-R Jamie Campbell, Roger Spence and David Carmichael

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