Clarion’s ten-strong employment team is continuing to grow with the appointment of Suzanne Treen as a legal director.
With more than ten years’ experience in employment law, Suzanne trained and qualified with a well-known national firm. She joins from the employment practice of another well-known commercial law firm in Leeds, where she spent almost seven years, rising through the ranks from associate to senior associate and then to director.
Suzanne has expertise in advising employers on all aspects of employment law including large scale reorganisations, TUPE, collective redundancies and executive departures as well as delivering tailored training programmes. She has particular experience in dealing with complex employment tribunal proceedings, and she also advises on business immigration matters for UK employers.
Suzanne is looking forward to expanding Clarion’s offering by building its business immigration service and has experience in managing sponsor licences, applying for visas under the points-based system, and making successful sponsor licence applications. Suzanne is looking forward to helping Clarion’s clients to navigate the new points-based immigration system in a post-Brexit world.
Sarah Tahamtani, partner and head of employment at Clarion, said: “With two partners and now three directors, Clarion has one of the strongest dedicated employment practices in Leeds. Over the last year, the pandemic has raised a vast and varied range of HR issues as employment relationships have seen seismic changes, and, consequently, it’s vital that we continue to build our team in response to increasing client demand.
“Suzanne’s ten years of specialist experience further boosts the team, particularly with her track record of advising on business immigration and sponsor licences. Given the complexities of Brexit with the introduction of barriers to freedom of movement for workers, there is growing need for expertise in this area and she will further strengthen our ability to help businesses to recruit and retain the right people, whatever their nationality.”
Suzanne added: “One of my key strengths is building and maintaining long-term client relationships which is a perfect fit with the Clarion ethos. I am also impressed by the firm’s progressive approach and collegiate culture. Having known Sarah Tahamtani for many years, it’s exciting to be working with someone with her skills and genuine ambition to develop and bring out the best in every member of her team.”