Partners Employment Lawyers, founded by managing partner Hina Belitz in 2006, has merged with national, new-model law firm Excello Law. Based in the City of London with a significant portfolio of corporate and executive clients, the merger will see Hina, employment solicitor Ben Payne and paralegal Zahra Mahmood bring additional strength and experience to the Excello Law employment team.
Hina qualified in 1995 building her career of over 20 years within major City firms including DLA Piper, Pinsent Masons and Dentons before establishing her own practice in 2006. She has significant experience in Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court cases and her teams have been recognised in the Legal 500.
She is a recognised trainer and commentator on employment law, co-authoring the ‘Penguin Guide to Employment Rights’ with preface by Cherie Booth, barrister and wife of Tony Blair, and published her first fictional novel, ‘Set Me Free’ in 2016, named as one of Amazon’s Best Debut Novels last year. She has been selected by Morgan Freeman and his team to feature in a National Geographic series on inspirational people due for release later this year called ‘The Story of Us’.
Of the merger with Excello Law, Hina commented: “I have always found the best results are achieved through partnering with others and named my business to reflect that core value. I have found in Excello Law a partner that is forward-thinking, innovative, flexible and accommodating.
“As employment lawyers, we shall now be able to offer the expertise of a full-service law firm to our clients. I believe that Excello’s innovative business model and flexible ways of working encourage greater entrepreneurship and client service. It is, in my view, the future of legal services.”
George Bisnought, managing director of Excello Law, said: “Hina and her team enjoy a first-class reputation as employment law specialists and we are delighted to welcome them to Excello Law. A key factor in their decision was our experience of supporting team moves, giving them the freedom to expand their business with the backing and infrastructure of Excello Law, while offering additional expertise to their clients from across the breadth of our commercial, private client and family specialists.”