Lynne Ingram has joined Freeths Stoke as a Senior Associate in the Employment team. Lynne has vast experience of advising business on all aspects of HR and Employment law having worked in the Staffordshire area for over 15 years. Lynne has a strong reputation for pragmatic and commercially driven advice.

Lynne said: "I am thrilled to be joining Freeths. A couple of things that attracted me to the firm are that they are progressive and undertaking exciting time of growth, however, they are unashamedly committed to the Staffordshire region and have an understanding of the issues facing local businesses. Also, I was attracted to the quality of the lawyers who are committed to thinking differently to achieve the goals of their clients”.

Jake Wilkie has also joined the Employment team as a Solicitor after having completed his Training Contract with the firm. Jake started his career at Freeths working in the Stoke offices’ Commercial Property team in 2014 and went onto his first and second seat in the Manchester and Derby offices. Jake then returned to Stoke for his final seat in Employment.

Jake said: “I am extremely proud to be working with Peter and the Employment team in Stoke and very fortunate to be working for such a forward thinking, expanding firm. Its national corporate values, such as “doing the right thing” are championed through various local partnerships and are advocated by all lawyers in the office. I am excited to develop my skills under Peter’s and Lynne’s guidance and to develop relationships with the prestigious local clients they both represent”.

Peter Gavin, Managing Partner of Freeths’ Stoke office commented: Despite some recent setbacks, business in Stoke-on-Trent and the Staffordshire area continue to thrive through difficult economic times. There is a high demand for good quality, practical legal advice at realistic rates from lawyers who know the area and the challenges faced by local businesses. The addition of Lynne and Jake continues our plan to strengthen the Stoke employment team and to provide the full range of HR and employment law services.”

Freeths LLP is a top 50, full service commercial law firm. With 13 offices across the UK, Freeths has a presence in the majority of the major cities. Staff numbers have increased to 890 including 195 partners & directors in recent years.  The Legal 500 2019 states “Delivering ‘excellent service all-around’, Freeths LLP is praised for its outstanding depth of knowledge’”.