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Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Seema Ahmed

Work 0191 2320283
Short Richardson & Forth

Work Department

Employment law




Seema joined the employment department at the firm in February 2014, having qualified as a Solicitor in April 2011.

Seema has undertaken work on behalf of claimants and respondents, and therefore has a better understanding of how both parties can successfully approach litigation in the employment tribunal.

Before joining the firm, Seema worked at Stefan Cross Solicitors Ltd where she undertook her training contract, and was involved in a significant number of equal pay cases against public and private organisations, from inception to conclusion. Seema also has experience of representing claimants in other types of discrimination claims including sex, race, disability, and sexual orientation.

During her training contract, Seema undertook a seat in the Commercial Litigation department and an external seat at Clark Willis Solicitors where she gained useful experience in the Housing department.

In February 2011, on completion of her training contract, Seema was offered a role to head up the existing department in Clark Willis Solicitors and dealt with a large number of unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, maternity rights, TUPE and unlawful deduction of wages claims. The work consisted of legal aid and privately funded work.

Seema returned to Stefan Cross Solicitors in July 2012, where she played a key role to ensure a smooth transition in the firm’s closure in October 2013.

Seema is a keen advocate, and takes a pragmatic approach to her role. She thrives off a challenge and goes the extra mile to provide her clients with clear and concise advice.

Seema says…..

"I was very excited to join the firm, given its impressive portfolio and longstanding presence in the North East. I am looking forward to building relationships with more SME’s in the local area and beyond, in an effort to assist in employment related matters. I am also looking forward to attending networking events, update the firm’s monthly bulletin on its website, and present at seminars on the current developments and key issues in the world of employment law.

Away from work, I like to keep fit by playing badminton, running and attending boot camp sessions. I have participated in charity races such as the Race for Life and am keen to run in the Great North Run at some point in the future (when my fitness level can cope with it!). "

Seema recently received the following testimonial from a grateful client:

'I personally want to thank Seema Ahmed for the work she has done for me over the last 12 months. This has been a very emotional time and Seema has dealt with each situation, not only showing a great deal of compassion, but also of working knowledge - which made the whole process much less painful and I felt I had someone on my side. Seema is a real asset to Richardson and Forth - a true gem. I would have great confidence in using your Company again should I have the need to'. Doreen Wilson


Seema is a member of the Law Society, ELA and the Newcastle Tribunal Users Group.

North: Human resources


Within: Employment

Max Winthrop heads the employment law practice at Short Richardson & Forth, which has a strong profile for contentious work and acts for claimants - most notably senior employees - as well as defendants such as SMEs and PLCs. Winthrop is assisted by David Gibson, who has particular expertise in charity sector work, and associate Seema Ahmed.

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