New Starter Bolsters Our Employment Law Team

Sonia Tumber

We are delighted to welcome a new Associate to our expert Employment Law team in Leicester as part of our continued expansion to increase our presence in the city.

Sonia Tumber has more than eight years’ experience, having worked at national law firm Weightmans LLP as a Paralegal and Trainee Solicitor. She specialises in a number of areas such as settlement agreements and discrimination in the workplace, but has been brought in to particularly focus on employment tribunal litigation as well as supporting with the increase in enquiries we have experienced this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

She said:

“I’m so excited to have joined the team at Nelsons – it’s one of the leading law firms in the region with a fantastic reputation for providing quality legal advice, empowering clients and guiding them through the complex legal issues they face.

“Despite starting a new role remotely as everyone is still working from home, I already feel part of the team. Nelsons has ensured all its employees have the necessary technology to enable agile and secure working and provided an in depth induction to ensure I felt at ease immediately.”

Sonia graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA in law before going on to achieve her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP Law School in 2008. She has since gone on to work at law firms across the Midlands, working her way up the ladder from Legal Assistant to Associate Solicitor.

She added:

“I wanted to specialise in employment law because it’s a relatable area that affects almost everyone in some way. I enjoy the overwhelming variety and opportunities it offers to experience both contentious and non-contentious work, we can be dealing with very sensitive and important issues such as discrimination, equality and diversity – no two days are ever the same.

“Given my litigation background, I relish the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients and deal with employment tribunal litigation, gaining an understanding about the facts of a case and learning about my clients is my favourite part of the job.”

Laura Kearsley, head of our Employment Law team, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Sonia to the team. The past year has been an incredibly busy one for our department, meaning we’ve been on the lookout for someone who we think would make a perfect addition to our Leicester office. Sonia has already settled into the team well while working remotely and I’m looking forward to seeing her grow within her new role.”