The law firms, which are based in the City of London, will see a three strong team, headed up by managing partner Hina Belitz, join the Excello Law employment team. Excello was founded in 2009 by George Bisnought and has grown in seven years to a team of over 80 fee-earners, with year on year growth averaging 20 per cent. With five UK offices across London, Liverpool, Leeds and Chester, it has also also established an office in Sweden and a partnership with a new model firm in the US. Excello Law was one of the first law firms in the UK to pioneer true agile working, reducing overhead costs and using leading-edge technology to give freedom to lawyers to practise when, where and how they choose, and provide better value legal services to clients. Excello Law acquired its licence as an Alternative Business Structure in 2013.
Partners Employment Lawyers was founded by managing partner Hina Belitz in 2006 after working at a number of firms including DLA Piper, Pinsent Masons and Dentons before establishing her own practice in 2006. 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.'