Fast growing law firm makes three appointments

Thrive appointments

An employment law firm has taken on four new members of staff to help with its rapid growth.

Headed up by managing director, Jodie Hill, Leeds-based Thrive Law supports business owners and employees across the region.

Jodie has specialised in employment and discrimination law, HR and mental health throughout her career.

She is also a keen ambassador for mental health awareness in the workplace and recently set up a political campaign, to ensure that every workplace has a mental health first-aider.

The company has appointed three new team members in line with its recent expansion.

They are solicitor Imogen Hamblin, Beth Laws who joins as a paralegal alongside her master’s degree focussing in employment law (LLM), Emelia West is completing a work placement as marketing intern and Sonia Kullar has joined on a summer vacation scheme.

Jodie Hill said: “I am delighted to welcome Imogen, Beth, Emelia and Sonia to the Thrive team.

“Having launched the business earlier this year, it’s fantastic to be in the position to create jobs and provide work experience for the upcoming talent in the industry.

“I’m pleased to be able to work alongside inspirational young women, working hard to make a positive difference in workplaces across the region.”

Imogen Hamblin qualified as an employment law solicitor from the University of Leeds in 2009, Imogen then met Jodie on the Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law School.

Imogen said: “I am thrilled to be working is such a forward-thinking, modern law firm which is so different from the corporate environments in which I have worked previously. Having known Jodie for many years, it’s great to now be working alongside her.”

Beth Laws joins as a paralegal alongside studying a Master of Laws at Leeds Beckett University.

Originally from Grimsby, Beth was tutored by Jodie during the LPC and has a particular interest in the mental health awareness campaign.

Emelia West joined as a marketing intern over summer, following her recent graduation from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy, Ethics and Religion.

Sonia Kullar is completing a summer vacation scheme which will see her assist Thrive as a paralegal working on tribunal cases.

Currently studying a degree in Law and Criminology at the University of Leicester, Sonia recently spent time in Shanghai on the Chinese Culture Programme at the Shanghai International Studies University.