Chris specialises in employment law and advises on the full remit of employment law matters including employment disputes, general employment/HR advisory work, data protection and corporate transactions. Prior to specialising in employment law, Chris worked as a litigator in the City and this experience has proved very helpful when advising on employment disputes.
Chris acts predominantly for SME and PLC employers and senior executives across a range of sectors including financial services, professional services, media, technology and transport. Chris has also acted for employer high net worth individuals and family offices.
Examples of recent experience include:
- Assisting a professional services firm on high value Employment Tribunal litigation (including defending allegations of discrimination and breach of contract) with potentially significant reputational, regulatory and financial consequences, which was successfully settled.
- Successfully negotiating settlement agreement terms for various financial services employees, including advice on post-termination restrictions and bonus claims, and advising on new employment terms.
- Advising employers on employee relations issues including grievances, disciplinaries and dismissals.
- Advising employer clients on the employment law aspects of Covid-19 including Government employment protection schemes and office reopening.
- Advising employer clients on redundancy processes and outsourcing, including when necessitated by trading conditions resulting from Covid-19.
- Conducting a full audit and review of employment and consultant documentation for a leading professional services firm.
- Advising employers on data protection issues, including drafting privacy notices, data protection policies, compliance with subject access requests and advice on data protection breaches.
- Providing employment transactional/M&A corporate support, including due diligence and advice on the employment aspects of transaction documents.
- Chris is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (UK).