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Thrive Law named Yorkshire’s most outstanding employment law firm for third year in a row

Thrive Law named Yorkshire’s most outstanding employment law firm for third year in a row


Celebrating a third consecutive win of the Employment Law award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards

Thrive, which provides employment law and outsourced HR support services to employers and employees, has won the Employment Law award in each of the last three years, right back to 2021.

In a further boost to the firm, it was simultaneously shortlisted for Company of the Year at the inaugural Smart Works Leeds Fashion as A Force for Good Ball.

Overseen by an esteemed judging panel of legal experts from across Leeds and Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Legal Awards interrogates the achievements of entrants, operates a fair scoring system that removes biases, and promotes multiple methods of participation.

In their reasons for choosing Thrive as the premier employment law team of 2023, the judges described the firm as “outstandingly proactive” in its approach to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Thrive also goes above and beyond to fulfil its mission to enable everyone to thrive in the workplace, providing knowledge and resources on mental health and wellbeing through a range of partnerships and collaborations.

The past 12 months have been phenomenal for Thrive. It has continued to assist Linda Fairhall following her record compensation award of £462,000 in her four-year case over whistleblowing.

Some clients won in the last 18 months were also previously with the ‘Big 6’ law firms but chose Thrive for its refreshing approach, values and offering.

Other major highlights include ACAS profiling Thrive to demonstrate reasonable adjustments for mental health, Founder and Managing Partner Jodie Hill co-authoring a book on valuing discrimination claims, and partnering with Fertility at Work Matters for a Northern roundtable to aid the conversation around fertility issues at work.

The ceremony took place at New Dock Hall in Leeds on 05 October, in front of a bumper crowd of more than 1,000 people.

Commenting on the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2023 win, Jodie said: “It’s fantastic to win the Employment Law award yet again.

“This team, from our senior associate solicitors to our paralegals, is a marvel to behold. Their knowledge and application is as impressive as their practising of our progressive values is exemplary. Bring on 2024.”

Tom Stenner-Evans, Partner at Thrive, said: “Winning this award three years in a row is quite something considering the quality of firms with a presence in Yorkshire. It’s a credit to Jodie and the great team we have built at Thrive.”


Image: Yorkshire Legal Awards 2023 host Helen Skelton, alongside Crystal Boyde, Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Outsourced HR and Employment Law Support at Thrive Law (middle), and a representative from the category sponsor, St Philips Barristers