New Legal Role for Josephine Van Lierop in Scotland
New Zealander Josephine Van Lierop who relocated from one continent to another has now moved from London to Scotland to lead the employment law team at Slater and Gordon Edinburgh.
Van Lierop will oversee the firm’s expansion of its Scottish operation, acting for employees who have been unfairly treated or dismissed.
A principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon’s London office since 2013, she specialises in whistleblowing and discrimination claims. Named Times’ Lawyer of the Week after securing a six-figure sum for an architect who was forced out of her job following maternity leave, she has also acted for a number of other high-ranking clients including senior police officers and public prosecutors.
She said: “I love working for individuals because the right result can make a real impact in their lives.
“There are few firms here who do claimant work like we do and no other firm that does it exclusively so in that way we’re unique. We have no conflicts of interests because we don’t act for employers and many clients take great comfort in this.”
Original article by Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter, August 18, 2017.