Leading law firm Banner Jones Solicitors has announced the further expansion of its Sheffield employment law team with the appointment of Solicitor Danny Smith.

A member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society, he brings with him extensive experience specialising in redundancies, as well as the preparation of settlement agreements, contracts of employment, policies, and staff handbooks.

Working with a range of clients, including  individuals, SMEs and larger companies, he joins Banner Jones with immediate effect, and will help the firm’s leading employment law team manage a surge in  enquiries fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic, relating to key issues including the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention scheme, changes to company policies and procedures, as well as company restructures.

This is the latest in a string of senior appointments for Banner Jones amidst continued growth for the firm which offers a wide spectrum of legal advice for businesses and individuals – including family law, dispute resolution and conveyancing – and employs more than 130 staff across its South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire offices.

Commenting on the appointment Katie Ash, Director and Head of Employment Law at Banner Jones, said: “This last few months for business owners has been a tough one, and as we look towards the latter half of this year we know that many business may need additional employment law support to deal with the challenges ahead.

“This includes implementing flexible working agreements, as well as managing the end of furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme.

“Sadly, in some cases, this may mean businesses have to trigger redundancies, or go through a restructuring process.

“Danny joins our team with a wealth of appropriate experience, and I am confident that he will further enhance our team to ensure we can provide this necessary support to our clients during these times.”

Danny added: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining such a prestigious and well-established employment law team, and I’m looking forward to drawing on the expertise of my colleagues to further my own experience and knowledge.

“Many businesses are very overwhelmed at this current time with changes being made to support available daily, so I’m excited to make a positive contribution to the firms existing and growing client base.”