AN expert from a Worcestershire law firm has been named as one of the country's top employment lawyers.

Jade Linton, a senior HR and employment expert with Thursfields Solicitors, has been recognised in the Reward 300 2020 Index, which is an annual list of the top figures in the sector.

Ms Linton, who has more than ten years’ experience in advising and representing clients in employment matters, staff issues, employee relations law and practice, said: “I’m thrilled and honoured to have been listed.

“The Reward 300 index is one of the first resources HR professionals turn to when they want expert advice and guidance, and so it is an important achievement to be referenced as one of the UK’s top 25 employment lawyers.”

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The Reward 300 2020 index is published annually by the Reward Strategy magazine, the respected journal covering the HR and payroll matters, and reflects what it describes as the 300 “leading lights” in the sector.

The Reward 300 index first began as the Payroll Top 50 in 2009, but expanded over the years to reflect the wider range of experts in payroll, reward, HR, employee benefits, workplace pensions and the associated sectors.

The index’s seven sections are: 100 payroll leaders; 50 industry luminaries; 50 leaders within knowledge and professional services; 25 pension professionals; 25 HR leaders; 25 employee benefits experts; and 25 employment lawyers.

The 300 individuals listed are chosen based on how they have shown influence in the sector, demonstrated best practice, been recognised for their work, helped to educate their peers or advocated the promotion of their profession.

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The Reward 300 2020 index was due to have been revealed at the Payroll & Reward Conference in June, which was postponed due to COVID-19.

The conference will now take place during National Payroll Week, commencing September 7.

Ms Linton is regularly invited to speak at employment law seminars and conferences and has been the plenary speaker at The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals Annual General Conference for the past four years.

Thursfields is holding the sixth in its series of Talk Legal webinars, helping businesses find out more about key issues.

People can register for the webinar on