A county law firm has strengthened its employment division with the appointment of a widely respected human resources expert.
Samantha Haller-Evans has joined mfg Solicitors as HR Services Manager – a newly created role that will support the expansion of the firm’s employment law services.
The HR specialist has built a strong reputation throughout her career which includes over 23 years at Brintons Carpets Ltd in Kidderminster, most recently as Group HR Manager.
Based at the firm’s Worcester office, she will report to partner and head of division, Sally Morris.
The first non-legal professional in the division, she will guide and advise clients through a variety of HR and employment matters – including HR strategy, operational HR matters, performance management and employee engagement initiatives.
Sally Morris, partner and head of employment at mfg Solicitors, said: “Samantha has a first-rate reputation in HR and personnel matters and her appointment helps take our established employment law services to another level.
“She is ambitious and brings a wealth of technical HR experience to the firm. That will be essential as we expand our client base and offer them new HR-related services.
“Her role is to work closely with employers across Worcestershire and the wider West Midlands in a variety of areas.
“Vitally, Samantha can act as a firm’s interim HR Manager and help establish key HR practices and procedures, including conducting an HR health check. Those are exciting options we’ve never been able to offer.”
Samantha Haller-Evans added: “I’ve joined a high profile team with an exceptional level of talent and I am pleased to bring a variety of different skills and experiences to mfg.
“Working alongside Sally, I am determined to play my role in the growth of the division and the firm. We have exciting times ahead.”
The appointment of Mrs Haller-Evans is the latest in a string of new faces at mfg in 2015. The firm has also expanded its private client, taxation, rural affairs and commercial property divisions in recent months.
mfg Solicitors has eight offices across the West Midlands. Their Worcestershire offices are in Worcester, Kidderminster and Bromsgrove. In Shropshire they have main branches in Telford and Ludlow.