Rix & Kay solicitors have announced the appointment of Amy White as employment partner.
The firm, which has offices in Uckfield, Ashford, Brighton and Hove, Seaford, and Sevenoaks, says the promotion brings the total number of partners to 19.
Amy completed her training contract with Rix & Kay in 2015 having spent seven years working and training with Gerard Maye Legal, a criminal defence firm based in Brighton.
She has progressed quickly through the ranks under the mentorship of chairman Bruch Hayter.
She was promoted to Associate Solicitor in 2018 and completed the firm’s dedicated Leadership Development Programme the same year. Most recently, Amy joined an internal team responsible for the development and implementation of Rix & Kay’s strategic five-year business plan.
In addition to Amy’s role as Employment Partner, she also leads Rix & Kay’s fixed cost employment law and HR service, GatekeeperHR and has specialist sector expertise in Charity and Sport.
Amy is a member of Sussex FA’s Inclusion and Advisory Group advising on equality and diversity.
Richard Cripps, Managing Partner of Rix & Kay said: “I’m delighted to see another success story emerge from Rix & Kay’s commitment to the recruitment and continuous development of talented and ambitious young lawyers.
“Amy is a huge talent and has a great career ahead of her. We are all delighted that she has made the step up to partner and will be a real asset to both Rix & Kay and the clients she serves.”
Amy White, said: “Since joining the firm, I have continued to be impressed by the emphasis that is placed on learning and personal development.
“From an early stage I was given the opportunity to progress and have always felt supported and encouraged.
“I’m delighted to have been made partner at Rix & Kay and I’m extremely excited about the firm’s future plans and to have the opportunity to be part of a successful and growing business.”
Rix & Kay is a full-service law firm which retains a strong regional presence across Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London and works in partnership with business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals, providing expert legal advice across a wide range of legal services.
The firm’s Employment lawyers provide strategic and operational employment law advice to businesses, their directors and HR teams.