Immigration specialist joins Napthens

Specialist in immigration law, Angela Barnes, has joined the Employment & HR team at regional law firm Napthens.

Angela joins Napthens from a role as employment solicitor at Cumbria County Council, where she held responsibilities including managing the authority’s employment tribunal claims, working with trade union representatives, and providing training and advice to the council, fire service and more than 250 schools.

She also spent time advising the Royal Mail on trade union issues arising from its privatisation, and in 2012 worked as part of the team advising several London bus companies on the Olympic Bonus Strikes.

At Napthens, Angela will advise businesses on all aspects of employment law including drafting contracts and reviewing company policies, as well as specialising in business immigration and industrial relations, and handling a caseload of tribunal claims.

As a business immigration specialist, Angela advises on issues including the prevention of illegal working, carrying out right to work checks and obtaining permission for applicants to live and work in the UK.

Chris Boyle, head of the Employment & HR team at Napthens, said: “The team here at Napthens continues to go from strength to strength.

“Angela’s appointment brings specialist expertise in immigration law which will only become more relevant in coming months and years.”