Lawyer sues firm and gets hired

By Lawyers Weekly|04 March 2012

While David Jones might not be re-hiring Kristy Fraser-Kirk any time soon, a UK lawyer has managed to secure a job at a firm which she spent more than a year suing, proving that a good old law…

While David Jones might not be re-hiring Kristy Fraser-Kirk any time soon, a UK lawyer has managed to secure a job at a firm which she spent more than a year suing, proving that a good old law suit won't stand in the way of a candidate's success.

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As RollonFriday reports, Emma Nutbeen was a legal services director at Halliwells when it went into administration in 2010. The UK law firm Gately then hired a team from the defunct Halliwells, but left out Nutbeen who then launched a claim for unfair dismissal.

As the case went on, Nutbeen reportedly landed a role in the Manchester office of Heatons, before moving to Berg Legal just a week ago, as the firm's head of IP.

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But last week Nutbeen's case against Gately settled out of court and as part of that deal, Nutbeen has been offered a job at the firm - and yep, she accepted - leaving Berg Legal in the lurch.

A spokesperson for Berg Legal said "we wish her well in the future" while a Gately spokesperson said Nutbeen's appointment "was an extremely positive outcome for everyone concerned".

No-one likes to be the newbie in the office but Folklaw has to laugh at how ridiculously awkward Nutbeen's first day will be.

At least she will be familiar with members of the firm's litigation team when making those first day introductions...

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