My work brings together strategic advisory work and the resolution of disputes, because employment law is both pro-active and reactive and is constantly people-focused. It requires a combination of sensitivity and pragmatism, as well as a real commercial awareness of clients’ goals and needs; I always bear their business needs in mind when advising clients because that way I can be sure that my advice fits into their wider context.
Whether my client is an international company or a sports club, I want to learn as much about them as I can, and I aim always to keep in touch with their development so that, when they come to me for advice, I can advise appropriately and protect them and their business.
Outside work, I enjoy football, travelling and skiing as well as keeping up with family and friends.
Be open about your aims and objectives – the legal advice you receive must always be tailored to the commercial imperatives.
There is no such thing as a silly question – so always ask if in doubt or unsure.
Stay in touch with us even when you do not need any specific advice requirement – it enables us to get to know you and your business.
Can we do this? -“this” being any one of a range of proposed actions in relation to an employee
The answer is almost invariably “yes”; however, whether you should or not, will depend on a full appreciation of commercial aims and situations, so knowing about you and your business will help me craft a suitable response.
Can we call you out of normal office hours?
Yes – I am always happy to make myself available (within reason!) to accommodate clients.
Do you know anyone that can help with [insert other legal practice area]?
Yes, because I work closely with colleagues in other teams, I will always be able to pass you to other dedicated lawyers to deal with issues that fall outside my own practice area.
The employment landscape is changing, and the contingent workforce is growing. As employment becomes more…Read full article
The Supreme Court’s verdict in the eagerly anticipated case of Uber v Aslam, when it…Read full article