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Lincoln-based human resources specialists – who branched out to launch a London office in October – have added another string to their bow!

Amica HR, which is headquartered in The Think Tank, off Ruston Way, has expanded again, after announcing a sister venue Amica Legal.

Amica HR Director Suzanne Tricker said the business will provide a specialist, tailor-made service for firms needed employment law advice or employment law defence.

Amica Legal will be fronted by Lucy Stones, who joined Amica last year.  She has practised employment law since 2009 and qualified as an Employment Solicitor at the beginning of 2013.

The Head of Legal Services and an employment lawyer, Lucy has worked for regional and national law firms, having concentrated solely on employment law.  She advises clients on all aspects of this discipline.

Suzanne said:

“We started offering this type of advice to some of our HR clients and very quickly realised there was a gap in the market waiting to be filled.

“We can offer our legal expertise as an added value service to an existing commercial client of as a stand-alone to other firms.

“Employers will be able to seek advice from Amica Legal, at any stage. For example, they may be encountering an issue with an employee and wish to discuss ways to resolve the issue and limit their litigation risk.

“Likewise, they may have received an Employment Tribunal Claim and wish to instruct us to represent them.  This is something we can do all the way to the final hearing.”

Lucy said:

“At Amica Legal we know the prospect of facing an Employment Tribunal claim is daunting.  It is likely that a claim issued to the Employment Tribunal has come following a long and emotionally-draining internal workplace issue.

“The prospect of transferring the matter to the Employment Tribunal is something no business wishes to face.  Not only can this process take months to resolve, it also impacts on the productivity of the business, due to the time spent defending a claim and the associated costs.

“I am passionate about providing practical, speedy and common-sense solutions to businesses and I have frequently represented clients in Employment Tribunal hearings. Amica Legal has been created due to demand and also because Amica HR and Amica Legal complement one another as professional services,” added Lucy.

“Amica Legal will carry forward a wealth of experience from its well-grounded HR practices and will provide flexibility and a seamless approach for current and future clients.”

Today’s news comes in the wake of Amica HR’s successful attendance at The Business Show at ExCel in London and the launch of its London office.


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