Yorkshire based law firm, LCF Law, has appointed employment lawyer, Balal Qaiser. Balal has worked in legal practice for almost ten years and is experienced in providing employment law advice to both businesses and individuals. He will be based at the firm’s Bradford and Leeds offices.
Giving legal counsel on all HR issues, specialist employment matters, settlement agreements and data protection, Balal has also dealt with contentious claims. He joins from a Leeds-based national law firm where he worked on a varied case load involving allegations of whistle blowing,disability discrimination, race discrimination and unfair dismissal.
Balal said: “I’m really pleased to join LCF Law. Bradford is my hometown, and I went to university here. LCF Law has a long-standing history in the city, and I was keen to join the firm, as I know how committed they are to career development and what a strong reputation the employment team has.”
LCF Law advises SMEs through to large organisations on all aspects of employment law with clients based in a variety of industries, but the firm has a particular expertise in the manufacturing, healthcare, education, and charity sectors.
Head of employment law, James Austin, said: “Recently we have seen a big increase in the number of businesses seeking advice in all areas of employment law but especially when it comes to redundancies, allegations of unfair dismissal, discrimination and enforcing restrictive covenants. Balal is considered, experienced and very personable. He is a welcome addition to our team and a safe pair of hands helping deal with the increased workload.”
LCF Law employs more than 135 people and 24 partners across offices in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley.