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Abbiss Cadres strengthens and deepens its multi-disciplinary HR-facing model with new partners

December 2014

Multi-disciplinary HR specialist Abbiss Cadres is delighted to announce that Sophie White and Rowena Cowan have joined the firm. Sophie joins as an Employment Partner, Rowena as a Partner in the firm’s People Consulting practice.

Sophie previously spent 13 years at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP.  She brings experience of dealing with complex litigation and transactions as well day-to-day employment matters such as disciplinary and grievance issues.

Sophie commented:

“I am excited to be part of Abbiss Cadres LLP.  The firm provides employers with a unique combination of HR focussed services.  Our offering of integrated HR facing law, tax and consulting services allows us to service a wide range of client demands  from providing comprehensive global mobility services to being able to offer all the skill sets required to help clients address organisational change.   Being able to provide clients with so much more than I could from a more traditional platform is so important - I am able to ensure their needs are addressed in a much more holistic way.  That can only be good news for them and for me. ”

Sophie has high-profile High Court and Employment Appeals Tribunal experience, she regularly advises clients on TUPE issues arising out of acquisitions, insolvencies and outsourcings, and last year provided strategic advice about employment and benefits issues arising out of a high profile main market listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Rowena has over 30 years HR experience advising on strategic and operational HR matters within the legal, finance, software and telecoms sectors. 

“As an HR professional, it’s an absolute pleasure to be able to work with a team of like minded professional people whose aim is to provide an outstanding service to our clients.  Our unique selling point – our ability to provide integrated HR and communications consulting with the broad range of law and tax disciplines makes us stand out from the crowd allows us to provide a complete service to meet our clients’ needs.  It is a powerful offering for HR.”

Rowena has particular expertise in setting up and building HR functions in start up, Venture Capital or Private Equity backed companies; pre and post merger integration planning; cultural and organisational transformation; and employee engagement and retention.

Sophie and Rowena will bring further strength and depth to Abbiss Cadres working alongside colleagues in the firm’s Law and Tax, People Consulting, and Communications practices.

For further information please contact our Managing Partner on 0203 051 5711, or via email.