A senior workforce and employment law specialist who advises NHS Trusts and local authorities has become the latest legal expert to join Bevan Brittan’s national employment, pensions and immigration team.

Andrew Uttley joins the national law firm as a Legal Director in its Leeds office, bringing 14 years of experience in regulatory, governance and employment law with him.

He is the latest senior appointment to Bevan Brittan’s Leeds-based team. Partner and national head of pensions Nigel Bolton and Construction Partner Sarah Wilson moved to the firm in 2021, while real estate Partner Simon Jackson also became part of its Yorkshire team last year.

Andrew advises clients on a wide range of employment law issues, with a particular focus on doctors, board level disputes and other regulated professionals. He provides training for clients and frequently shares his expertise at webinars and conferences.

He also specialises in supporting clients with regard to the interaction between regulatory, governance and employment law matters, focusing on ensuring safe and best practice and avoiding litigation wherever this is reasonably possible.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have joined the dynamic and ambitious team at Bevan Brittan, both here in Yorkshire and nationally.

“I am looking forward to being able to work with colleagues locally and across our highly-respected national teams to advise clients on a whole range of matters. Bevan Brittan’s profile and business is growing all the time and moving here to further my career was an easy decision.”

Jodie Sinclair, Senior Partner and Head of Employment, Pensions and Immigration at Bevan Brittan, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to our team based in Yorkshire. His appointment is yet another indication of how we are growing both our national Employment team and the talent that we possess in our Leeds office.

“We are developing our reputation both locally and nationally and this strong position enables us to improve the service we can offer to our expanding client base in existing and emerging markets. It also means we can use the skills we have across our offices to get the best outcomes for clients in Yorkshire and nationally.”

Andrew’s career highlights include successfully representing an NHS Foundation Trust in a complex appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal, as well as advising a large local authority on a long-running dispute between the Chief Executive, Board members and elected members, which ended with a successful agreed resolution.

Bevan Brittan revealed last year that it had exceeded £60m in revenue for the first time, recording its ninth consecutive year of growth.

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