Hina Belitz is a senior solicitor author and trainer at Excello Law based at Bishopsgate in the City of London. She has specialised in employment law for over 20 years’ heading up employment law teams. Her former law firms include DLA Piper, Dentons and Pinsent Mason. For the last eleven years, Hina was managing partner of her own City of London law firm – Partners Employment Lawyers – now part of Excello Law. She works with a team and her teams have been listed in the Legal 500.
Hina acts for a wide range of companies including financial institutions, IT, service and property organisations, charities and educational establishments, as well as for international royalty, and UK-based embassies advising on employment law, supporting on strategy and board level decision making. She also advises senior executives on termination and settlement agreements.
She has personally conducted the advocacy in over 80 claims at Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court, often partnering with barristers to assist with representation.
The most substantial part of her work is working with executive teams to advise on employment law when viewed alongside commercial strategy ensuring the smooth running of their organisations, especially when faced with redundancies, TUPE and corporate re-organisations.
Hina established a City-based employment law club in 2007 which runs quarterly updates for up to 150 businesses and additionally offers HR consultancy services and employment law training.
She is a published author, speaker, media commentator on employment law, co-authoring the ‘Penguin Guide to Employment Rights’ with preface by Cherie Booth, barrister and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair. She is also a published novelist (Headline) and her novel, ‘TO LAHORE WITH LOVE’ publishes in March 2020. In that field she has been named a rising star (HIVE) and has been awarded a place on the Amazon’s ‘Best Debut Novels’ list.
What Hina says,
“Of all the challenging and fascinating experiences I have had, I still find the connection with my clients the most thrilling part of the process. There is an energy, a synergy when we work together as equal partners, recognising each others strengths and weaknesses to use all creative, legal, psychological and people based resources available to us to reach the absolute best outcome for the business/executive, whatever that may be. If doing the best thing means sidestepping the legal obligation, then I would see it done.
There is true camaraderie in the way I work, and one thing is for sure, I really care for our clients and there is little I wouldn’t do to share their stresses and pressures, even if that means taking calls at odd hours or pushing for sanity in situations that are bereft of it.
It is a case of ‘we’ will deal with this, not ‘I’ will tell you what to do.”