WORKNEST, the Employment Law, HR, and Health & Safety specialist, today announced Daniel Gorry’s promotion to Legal Director, Scotland, to help lead the advisory service across WorkNest’s Scottish offices.
Daniel will manage the legal advisory teams based in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, reporting to James Tamm, Director of Legal Services at WorkNest. Overseeing the region, Daniel will continue supporting clients based in Scotland and across the UK. In addition, he will drive collaboration across the Scottish office teams following last year’s rebrand of Law At Work and Ellis Whittam, along with further specialist Employment Law, HR, and Health & Safety firms, to form WorkNest.
Having risen through the ranks, Daniel is a prime example of WorkNest’s home-grown talent, and his appointment emphasises the company’s investment in its staff. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, holding long-standing relationships with several key clients, many of whom he has worked with for up to 15 years. Alongside this, he has developed and built a solid and talented team and has a tremendous track record in defending tribunal claims raised against clients across Scotland and England.
Following his legal traineeship with Law At Work, Daniel joined the business as a newly qualified Solicitor in 2006 and has spent over 15 years progressing his legal career within the same company. He became a Senior Solicitor in 2014, Deputy Head of Employment Law in 2017, and then Head of Employment Law in 2021 for Law At Work. In October 2021, Law At Work merged with Ellis Whittam, another specialist employment law, HR and health and safety business, to form the new WorkNest brand.
“I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead WorkNest’s advisory services in Scotland as we continue on this exciting journey,” said Daniel Gorry. “Employment Law and HR advice have never been more important. Employers are navigating a variety of issues such as hybrid working; employees returning to the workplace; the cost-of-living crisis; and the challenges with recruiting and retaining staff in a very competitive job market. Being there to help our clients to provide the advice they need is essential.”
“Following the launch of the WorkNest brand, our longstanding clients from Law At Work continue getting access to the same high-quality service with the same advisory team on the other end of the line, but with access to a far broader range of quality services. As part of a bigger organisation now, our clients can benefit from access to wider services, including our eLearning courses and technology platforms to give our clients the tools to manage their workforce effectively.”
James Tamm, Legal Director at WorkNest, commented, “We are delighted to promote Daniel Gorry to Legal Director in Scotland. The promotion is testament to his hard work in building the Scottish teams. We look forward to seeing how Daniel can strengthen our Scottish region and teams to serve current and future clients.”