John heads our Employment team and has over a decade of experience in Employment law. Clients very much value his practical and user-friendly approach as well as his sharp legal and commercial insight.
He seeks to work closely with clients to plot a course as to where they wish to get to in any given situation and then help them to get there whilst minimising risk, stress and cost.
He is trusted advisor to a broad client base, which includes global names in manufacturing and shipping, SMEs, international banks, charities and senior individuals.
John’s practice covers all aspects of Employment law, and examples of his recent work include:
- conducting detailed negotiations with Unite the Union to successfully resolve a potential multi-million pound TUPE class action
- advising a commercial airline on a cross-border restructuring exercise
- providing strategic employment advice to a global technology brand
- acting for a leading UK charity in defending a high value discrimination claim
- regularly advising on TUPE-related aspects for a variety of corporate transactions and outsourcing arrangements
- acting for executives and senior individuals in high value employment disputes ranging from unfair dismissal to whistle-blowing to discrimination
He is also a frequent author and commentator on employment-related topics and a regular seminar speaker.
John is also the Trainee Partner for the London office and manages trainee recruitment and support.
Following the recent landmark Supreme Court decision in which Employment Tribunal Fees were held to be unlawful, it is widely expected that employers will see an increase in Employment Tribunal claims. This event will provide employers with some practical tips on how best to ensure disciplinary matters are dealt with fairly and lawfully.