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Higgs puts people first with new HR director appointment
Article date: 21/12/2010
Leading Midlands law firm Higgs & Sons has appointed a new HR director.
Joanna Parker joins the firm from Clarke Willmott and during her career has worked at several other high profile Midlands law firms.
Paul Hunt, Higgs' managing partner says Joanna's move to the firm is exciting for the whole team. "Joanna is one of the leading HR professionals in our industry. Indeed, she is the current Lawyer magazine HR Director of the Year.
"At Higgs we appreciate that our people are our future and we aim to make the firm a great place to work for everyone.
"Joanna's role will be to spearhead our human resources and ensure we develop the careers of all of our people."
Speaking of her move to Higgs, Joanna said: "I'm delighted to be joining such a progressive firm and am looking forward to introducing a range of new people initiatives in the coming months and years."
Since its move to new headquarters in Brierley Hill's Waterfront Business Park in February 2010, the firm has appointed 20 new people - 13 lawyers and seven support staff.