Anthony Gold is delighted to announce that Joy Drummond has joined the firm as a non-member Partner in the Employment team. She joins a growing specialist department at the firm, led by Aneil Balgobin and based out of the London Bridge office.
Drummond has a wealth of experience, having practiced employment law for almost 40 years, with expertise in employee/trade union and industrial law. She delivers strategic and legal advice, assisting unions and professional associations and their members, non-union employees, managers and senior executives. She joins from Simpson Millar where she was a Partner for over 18 years and established an enviable track record of successfully resolving employment disputes.
The 2023 Chambers and Partners Guide, where Joy is recognised as a Band 2 lawyer, says:
“Joy Drummond is considered a go-to adviser by a number of major trade unions, which rely upon her for an array of disputes. She is known for her strength handling issues of industrial action, unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, discrimination and breach of contract.”
Client testimonials from the 2023 Legal 500 rankings, where she is now recognised as a Leading Individual, include that:
“Joy Drummond is highly experienced, pragmatic and a street-smart operator who finds every opportunity for a better outcome.”
Drummond joined Anthony Gold on 1 December 2022 and the move sees Anthony Gold building on its current employment offering to businesses and private individuals. The firm already enjoys a high market profile as litigators on complex discrimination claims, and in particular stress at work cases.
Commenting on the appointment, Head of Employment, Aneil Balgobin said:
“I am delighted to welcome Joy into our progressive and ambitious team at Anthony Gold at a time when I am confident there will be many opportunities to assist both employers and employees in the current climate.”
Managing Partner, David Marshall, said:
“This appointment demonstrates our commitment to look out for opportunities to grow our Employment Law offering. Joy brings a wealth of experience to the firm and will further strengthen our expanding Employment team.”