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High praise for Employment and Immigration Partner following continued support

29th February 2024

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As a leading wine company, Direct Wines, trading as Laithwaites, needs a highly responsive  HR and employment support solution. Catherine Mitchell, Employment and Immigration Partner has provided this support to them for over 12 years. Catherine and the team supply guidance across a range of requirements for the company, including operational HR back-up and advice on legal risk.

Describing Catherine and the team’s continued help over  the years, Matt Wayne, Group HR Director of Direct Wines, said:

“Catherine Mitchell has been our principal employment law partner since 2009 and worked exclusively with us since 2016. Over the years we have developed a very strong working relationship with her built upon mutual trust.

“Catherine has made it her priority to fully understand Direct Wines and Laithwaites, our culture and preferred ways of working to provide a highly professional service across all elements of employment law. She is pragmatic, responsive, measured and very driven to deliver the results we expect as a client.

“She possesses excellent interpersonal skills and provides high levels of confidence throughout our business. Direct Wines has complete trust in Catherine’s professional abilities and highly recommend her without hesitation.”

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