Blacks invests in employee growth and support

Leeds-based law firm, Blacks Solicitors LLP, has announced the appointment of a new HR Manager, as well as the retention of two more solicitors following qualification.

As part of an ongoing employee development strategy to support the growth of the firm, Blacks has appointed Helen Saunders as HR Manager.

Helen joins the team having spent 11 years at Gratterpalm where, amongst other achievements, she secured the agency a place in the Sunday Times’ ‘Top 100 Small Companies to Work for’.

Focusing on culture and employee engagement, Helen will be working with the Partners to grow individual departments, as well as the firm as a whole, through the business’ greatest asset, its staff.

In addition, Blacks has also successfully retained two of its trainee solicitors as they begin permanent positions within the team.

Geoff Cunningham has joined the Insolvency Team, and Stephanie Round will be the latest addition to the Family Team.

Both solicitors have been with the firm since graduating from Law School.

Chris Allen, managing partner at Blacks, said:

“We’re always focused on investing and supporting our staff, and we’re delighted that Helen has come on board to help us continue to grow and develop our team.

“We also congratulate both Geoff and Stephanie on their promotions, and for officially joining the #BestStaffinLeeds!

“As a firm, we have an extremely high staff retention rate, and it’s great to continue that into the next generation of legal talent.”

Blacks Solicitors - L-R Stephanie Round, Geoff Cunningham, Chris Allen and Helen Saunders
Pictured from left are Stephanie Round, Geoff Cunningham, Chris Allen and Helen Saunders

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