Some of the recent press coverage for SW19Lawyers, a London based employment law firm:Darling Magazine - Summer 2011 Time & Leisure - niche law (Some practical pointers and suggestions of how to deal with issues that affect you) Time & Leisure - by women for women (Some practical pointers and suggestions of how to deal with issues that affect you) Modern Women - Some practical pointers and suggestions of how to deal with issues that affect you
Time & Leisure Wimbledon
Working with Redundancy Supplement distributed with The Daily Telegraph
Time & Leisure Wimbledon
"Leading Ladies - Time & Leisure - August 2009 - talks to Belinda Eriksson about her visions and dreams and the realities of running a professional small business" [Click here to view article].
The Financial Times 9th April 2009
" Lost Job, Lost Identity - Surviving Redundancy"
"Channel your energies. Belinda Eriksson of SW19Lawyers, solicitors dealing with employment law advises: "Rather than getting dragged down by the redundancy, use the time you are still working to get your name on recruitment books".
Thames Valley Business Magazine - Law South East Supplement - March 2009
"Turning a recession into a business opportunity" - Page 7.
Extracts: "Clients seem to like the focus and energy of a single subject firm" [Jennifer Ison]
".....being boutique is not a barrier to getting large clients or working for international corporations" [Belinda Eriksson]
TIMES and TIMESONLINE 9th December 2008 - "If it's in your contract, bonus season cometh" Belinda Eriksson, a partner at SW19Lawyers, said: “Bankers who are keeping their jobs will have a lower appetite for litigation than in previous years. Given all that has happened in recent months, they are not likely to want to upset the apple cart.”
TIMESONLINE 4th November 2008 "Two lawyers are betting on the recession to generate a lot of demand for employment advice. Belinda Eriksson, an inhouse lawyer at Dell, has teamed up with Jennifer Ison, formerly of Bakers and Norton Rose, to set up a boutique law practice in Wimbledon, London. Called SW19Lawyers, the new firm promises “relevant and responsive solutions” to both employees and employers."
EX-CITY LAWYERS SET UP NEW EMPLOYMENT LAW BOUTIQUE
LONDON, England – September 22nd 2008: Jennifer Ison and Belinda Eriksson, two ex-City solicitors, are responding to the challenges posed to traditional law firms by the credit crunch. With experiences at Freshfields, Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose, the two have formed a new firm focusing on the issues faced by the many employees from financial services facing redundancy and other employment issues.
Based in Wimbledon, London, SW19Lawyers advises both employees and employers on the entire spectrum of employment law.
“Many in financial services face difficult times and need a value-added legal service. With low overheads and highly-experienced partners, we pride ourselves on offering relevant and responsive solutions” says one of the founding partners, Belinda Eriksson.
Jennifer Ison, her co-founding partner, also points out: “City businesses are facing the prospect of having to make large-scale redundancies and other major cost reduction measures. SW19Lawyers is the right type of law firm to help design and implement these plans and minimise exposures.”
With the benefit of wide and extensive experience in both private practice and in-house, Eriksson and Ison are able to understand and anticipate both sides of the legal issues that can arise in the workplace.
12. February 2008
LAUNCH of NICHE LAWYERS’ NETWORK
LONDON, England – [3rd February 2009]: SW19Lawyers, Botsoff and The Wimbledon Effect Solicitors, boutique law firms are responding to the challenges posed to traditional fully serviced law firms by the recession.
The three firms have formed a new niche law networking group called “nichelaw-net” which aims to connect a growing number of like-minded boutique law firms with different legal specialisations.
Providing advice on Employment Law (SW19Lawyers), IP Law (Botsoff) and Immigration Law (The Wimbledon Effect Solicitors), the three niche firms understand the need of providing a value-added, high quality and responsive service to their clients.
“Nichelaw-net will enable us to refer our clients to other similar high quality firms by remaining focussed and without increasing our fixed costs” says Jennifer Ison of SW19Lawyers. “Niche law firms by their very nature are lean: in this marketplace, this is an advantage and keeps us flexible since we carry no extra fat” says Belinda Eriksson of SW19Lawyers.
“We see nichelaw-net opening doors and providing us with a possible wider client base” says Victoria Botsoff of Botsoff.
“Large city firms are facing the possibility of reducing their numbers of lawyers, whereas niche firms represents a growth area so we can focus on what the clients need and not on cost reduction measures” points out Nilmini Roelens of The Wimbledon Effect Solicitors.
SW19Lawyers - Employment Lawyers, Wimbledon, London
Jennifer Ison Before starting SW19Lawyers, Ison practised law in Wimbledon, London as an employment solicitor. Prior to that, she worked for a major law firm in Stuttgart, Germany. Ison also worked at Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose. She qualified as a solicitor in 1987 after studying law at Leeds University and completing a Masters Degree at Cambridge University.
Belinda Eriksson Eriksson worked as a legal director at Dell Inc. before becoming a co-founder of SW19Lawyers, providing employment law advice in London. She worked there for 11 years and was responsible for a range of legal affairs, including supporting the HR function on all people-issues. She was based in the Europe, Middle East and Africa Headquarters. Before moving in-house, Eriksson worked at Baker & McKenzie and Freshfields. She qualified as a solicitor in 1990 after studying law at Hull University.
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Victoria Botsoff Before setting up Botsoff, Victoria worked in senior roles in the legal departments of some of the world's leading media companies including Paramount and FremantleMedia. Victoria qualified at media specialist Davenport Lyons in 1999 having worked in commercial roles in the media for a number of years prior to qualification.
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