David Beswick, who is one of the Midlands best known and highly rated employment lawyers, has joined Solihull based Averta Employment Lawyers as a senior consultant.

Before joining Averta, Beswick was a partner and head of employment in the Birmingham office of Eversheds-Sutherland, where he was also office managing partner.

Beswick is an acknowledged market leading employment lawyer who for over 20 years has been consistently ranked in the “star” and “Band 1” category in both Legal 500 legal directory and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

Senior partner at Averta, Alan Jones said: “I’m very pleased that David is joining us. David will add further depth and capability to our team at Averta, bringing his many years’ experience in employment law to support senior executives in complex and high value cases.”

Beswick commented: “I am delighted to have joined David and Alan and the highly rated team at Averta and look forward to advising senior executives, directors, and corporates on a wide range of employment issues.”

Prior to joining Eversheds, Beswick was a partner at Hammonds, the predecessor to Squire Patton Boggs.

Averta Employment Lawyers is an award winning, boutique employment law firm which was founded by ex DLA Piper partners, Alan Jones, and David Sykes. Averta specialises in giving advice to senior executives and professionals across both the private and public sectors. The firm have particular expertise in negotiating exit strategies for senior executives and also provides strategic employment law advice to companies across the UK.