Una Turner retires from full time practice with the firm this month.
She will continue to work with us, however, part time, as a Mental Health Review Tribunal Advocate and Medical Negligence Advisor.Originally a nurse, then health visitor, Una worked as a lawyer for 17 years, firstly at Harman & Harman and more recently at Fairweathers.
In doing so, she became a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and a Law Society Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel member.
She headed up our Mental Health Department whilst also being an invaluable member of the Medical Negligence team.
Gemma Purt takes over as head of Mental Health.
Nick Fairweather commented:-
“We are all really sorry that Una will no longer be around on a full time basis. We will miss her but are pleased that she will continue working with us on a part time basis alongside the many other interests that I know will keep her fully occupied. Una has been, and will remain, a great friend of the firm and inspiration to us all.“
Una herself commented:-
“I am very sad to be leaving full time employment with Fairweathers but feel it is the right time to make the move for me and my family. I am pleased to be given the flexibility of continuing part time working. I am sure that the firm will continue to go from strength to strength and am looking forward to my ‘semi retired’ role.“
Una and the firm held a retirement party at Darwin College at the University of Kent on Saturday 26th January.