Deloitte Legal continues to build talented team
23 July 2019
- Andrew Lilley joins to head up firm’s employment law offering;
- Liz Pierson appointed as legal head of Deloitte’s reward team.
Deloitte Legal has today announced the appointment of two new partners, Andrew Lilley and Liz Pierson.
Andrew will be responsible for building Deloitte Legal’s employment law practice in the UK. He will be focused on providing businesses with advice on informed decisions about their workforce and all aspects of employment law and employee relations, as well as supporting Deloitte’s wider business services.
Andrew began his legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in 1985 before moving to Travers Smith LLP in 1995. He became head of the firm’s employment law practice and was appointed as its managing partner in 2010.
Andrew currently sits on the advisory board of Rare Recruitment, which places talent from diverse and socially disadvantaged backgrounds across investment banks, law firms and other leading professional services firms.
In addition, Liz Pierson will join the firm, becoming the legal lead for Deloitte’s Reward practice, which acts for c.25% of the FTSE 350. In her role, Liz will lead a team of approximately 20 lawyers offering legal advice around executive remuneration, equity and incentives for both private and public clients.
Liz joins from Squire Patton Boggs, where she has been partner since September 2017. Prior to this, Liz worked as a senior counsel at Clifford Chance for four years. She has also worked as an in-house reward and governance lawyer for Virgin Media and held various roles at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer after qualifying at Bowman Gilfillan in South Africa.
Commenting on the two appointments, Michael Castle, UK managing partner for Deloitte Legal, said: “Andrew and Liz both have fantastic track records in their respective fields. As we continue to build Deloitte Legal’s presence in the UK, we are determined to hire the very best talent in order to provide our clients with best-in-class service.
“Andrew and Liz’s knowledge of employment law and reward will add to a wealth of expertise across Deloitte, providing clients with technology-enabled, practical solutions to tackle the complexities they face.”
Andrew Lilley, incoming lead partner for employment law at Deloitte Legal UK, added: "In today’s globalised environment where employees can be located all over the world, businesses are having to make accurate and informed decisions about their workforce, comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements and minimise their exposure to conflict.
“Through its global network of employment lawyers, working alongside specialists in immigration, employment taxes and restructuring, Deloitte Legal is perfectly poised to assist clients across the full range of employment issues including significant cross-border reorganisations.”
Liz Pierson, incoming UK legal lead partner for reward at Deloitte, added: “Having the right reward strategy is a crucial competitive advantage in the world of work.
“Pay structures, equity incentives and performance related pay are often misunderstood, but the right approach to reward can help increase employee engagement, reduce cost and improve talent acquisition and retention.”
Deloitte Legal has 60+ client-facing practicing lawyers in the UK and 125+ other fee-earners, many of whom are delivering regulated legal activities. Globally, Deloitte Legal currently has c.2,500 professionals operating in more than 80 countries around the world.
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