Hina Belitz is a senior employment lawyer, author and trainer with over 20 years’ experience. She has headed up employment teams at a number of City firms, including DLA Piper, Dentons and Pinsent Mason, and was managing partner of her own City of London law firm – Partners Employment Lawyers for 11 years – now part of Excello Law.
Hina acts for a wide range of companies including financial institutions, IT, service and property organisations, charities and educational establishments, as well as for international royalty, and UK-based embassies advising on employment law, supporting on strategy and board level decision making. She also advises senior executives on termination and settlement agreements.
She has personally conducted the advocacy in over 80 claims at Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court, often partnering with barristers to assist with representation.
The most substantial part of her work is working with executive teams to advise on employment law when viewed alongside commercial strategy ensuring the smooth running of their organisations, especially when faced with redundancies, TUPE and corporate re-organisations.
Hina established a City-based employment law club in 2007 which runs quarterly updates for 100s of leading businesses and additionally offers HR consultancy services and employment law training.
She is a published author and media commentator on employment law, co-authoring the ‘Penguin Guide to Employment Rights’ with preface by Cherie Booth, barrister and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, and published her first fictional novel, ‘Set Me Free’ in 2016, named as one of Amazon’s ‘Best Debut Novels’ that year.
Hina is listed in the Legal 500 2023 directory as a Leading Individual for her employment work, with comments including:
‘Hina Belitz’s extensive experience and expertise makes her an exceptional solicitor and I would be happy to recommend her to anyone who requires a legal service.’
‘Hina Belitz was recommended to me by my agent. I found her engaged, thoughtful and knowledgeable from the start. She provided excellent counsel from our first conversation. Working with her I was able to conclude the matter I had instructed her on in speedy fashion and to my satisfaction.’
‘Hina Belitz and her team are consistently really strong performers. They have excellent work and it is clear that clients receive really good service.’
‘Over time, Hina Belitz’s knowledge of how we run our business has paid dividends and her whole team effectively acts as our HR department.’
…on protracted and burgeoning grievances including claims of race and disability discrimination and working with them on a strategy to contain and limit damage. Preparation for potential threatened claims and corresponding to defend the client in multi-pronged attacks involving highly technical legal issues.
…representation of company client at employment tribunal. Successful outcome in a claim for unlawful deduction of wages.
…on behalf of a company client to resolve a major dispute with a team of ex-employees who set up in competition which resulted in a very favourable outcome for the client.
…in defending and resolving serious conflicts with an employee in the face of the need to accommodate pressing and urgent requirements of the Head of State.
…and redundancies of an international business.
…of the division of a business with TUPE ramifications.
When not writing novels, Hina is an avid reader – evidenced by a house full of books – and she also enjoys writing poetry and hosting dinner parties.
We appointed Hina and her team to represent us in protracted Employment Tribunal proceedings involving complex legal issues and a difficult personality. Hina and her team guided us with great care and focus and her professional consultative style assisted us in making key strategic decisions. We won the Employment Tribunal claim hands down which we know deflected much larger threatened proceedings. This was an important case for us as we were able to publicly demonstrate that we will stand against those who unfairly challenge us when we have sought only to do the right thing. This was a great victory not only for the management, but because of the message it sent to everyone in the company. Hina’s guidance, along with the hard work of her dedicated team, meant we received the advice, and representation necessary to enabled us to achieve this outcome.
NICK WATSON, DIRECTOR, PEARL & COUTTS LTD
A special thanks to Hina Belitz for her interesting talk on what we must take into account before employing someone at any level. She carried us through what could be a “heavy weight” topic with such ease that we could have listened to her for hours!
MARILENA NARBONA, THE ATHENA NETWORK
I was very nervous and unsure about my situation, however, right from the initial meeting Hina and Ben guided me and managed my expectations in a very personal and professional manner. They negotiated on my behalf a package which reflected the situation and was fair so that I can maintain professional relationships with the firm for the future. A win for both sides. I would happily recommend Partners Employment Lawyers to anyone.
KP, SENIOR EXECUTIVE, CITY OF LONDON
I have worked with Hina Belitz on numerous complex employment issues within our business. We have an open and consultative relationship which ensures risks are addressed in a consistent manner. This has led to the honesty and openness I rely on to make key strategic decisions for the business.
HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES & RECRUITMENT, BUSINESS MONITOR INTERNATIONAL
As an experienced HR Director, it is critical to have expert employment law advice that you trust. Working with Hina Belitz over the past five years has been a breath of fresh air. Her professional consultative style has afforded me to make strategic decisions on difficult and complex employment cases. I find her open to different solutions whilst steadfast in her legal approach to different situations. Always offering guidance and flexibility towards the needs of the business and its cultural norms. I would not make any key legal decisions without her input.
DI MILLIARD, HR DIRECTOR, BLACK SWAN DATA LIMITED
Thank you so much for all your support and wise counsel. We couldn’t have survived it without you.
JK, HR, MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY
I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all your support during what was a very stressful period. Your advice, guidance and most importantly empathy was more than I could have asked for.
Hina was a most reassuring presence at a difficult time. Everything was clearly explained and she was most capable in expediting an acceptable outcome. She was easy to speak to and most efficient in dealing with other parties. I highly recommend her.
HEAD TEACHER, MAJOR LONDON PRIVATE SCHOOL
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