Constantine Law, the employment and business immigration law specialist firm has recruited Sarah Evans as a new partner. Sarah joins Constantine Law from JMW Solicitors in Manchester where she was an employment partner. Prior to that she was in the Manchester office of Slater and Gordon where she was Practice Group Leader with responsibility for the Manchester Employment (private client) department.
Sarah covers the full employment law remit and in particular works closely with senior executives, directors and managers on issues such as senior executive pay, exits and bonus disputes. She has built a strong reputation in advising clients in the NHS and has a growing practice involvement in NHS, regulatory (GMC/ GDC) and education sector matters. She has also been building her corporate client work, advising companies on tribunal matters and employment litigation.
Sarah has a strong reputation- most of her work (90%) comes though client, solicitor and barrister recommendations and introductions. According to Legal 500 2019, Sarah ” gets the job done and is tenacious and fearless in the pursuit of her clients claims”. She is also a regular contributor to media employment law discussion on the BBC, Sky News and print media.
Sarah joins a rapidly expanding team of senior lawyers at Constantine Law, a firm set up by John Hayes in 2015. In June this year Constantine Law recruited employment partner Will Clayton from Knights and last year Alan Lewis and Regulatory specialist partner Sarah Wallace joined the firm.
Commenting on the new appointment, Managing Partner John Hayes said, “Sarah’s appointment helps consolidate our push to create a northern hub for Constantine Law, where we now have 3 senior employment lawyers – although our lawyers are flexible and agile and can meet clients’ needs wherever they are based.
At Constantine Law we have created a new type of law firm- one that is entrepreneurial and agile and works to a lean business model delivering a smarter, more responsive service to our clients. We are without the fixed costs of many firms which enables us to offer senior expert advice at extremely good value. In times like these, we believe this is even more attractive to clients.
“The Coronavirus pandemic has showed that agile working is definitely the way forward and Sarah’s decision to join us at this time is a testament to our business model. We are delighted to welcome her to the firm. We are looking to hire further senior lawyers of her calibre and grow the business further.”