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Because employment law is so fluid and demands both a high level of legal expertise and an understanding of people and what makes them tick, I find it challenging and stimulating. I work for a wide range of people, from manufacturing and construction clients to a large university and media and recruitment companies.

Making a difference to my clients and solving their business challenges is my prime motivation. Whether you just need a guiding hand, some help with a negotiation or litigation advice, I aim always to give straightforward and practical advice that really helps.

Outside work, I have a real passion for road cycling and spend many happy hours riding anywhere from Malvern to Majorca.

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Make sure your employment contracts and policies are robust and up to date. You never know when you might need to rely on them.

Raise performance or conduct issues with staff in a timely fashion and in accordance with your own policies, keeping good records of any discussions held. If you delay too long, you might expose your business to allegations of unfair treatment or discrimination.

Treat your staff fairly and consistently, and foster a culture of openness and effective, two-way communication.

Can you help me to get rid of my problem employee quickly but without getting sued?
There is usually a way to achieve this if you are prepared to take a commercial view on what it might cost. Let’s talk about it!

I’ve taken on a new manager who has restrictive covenants carried over from his former employment. Can you advise me on how this might affect what he can do for me?
Yes. Let’s have a look at the covenants and we can work it out.

I have an employee with long-term health problems and I want to be able to terminate his employment so that I can replace him and move forward. How can I achieve that?
We will need to look at the medical evidence, consider possible disability discrimination issues and work out the best course of action.

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Long Covid: an employment law perspective

According to a recent report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), around 1.8m people…

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Post-termination restrictive covenants: an update from the Court of Appeal on their enforceability

Many businesses have a suite of restrictive covenants in their employment contracts which seek to…

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High Court grants an injunction preventing Tesco from ‘firing and rehiring’ employees

The controversial but potentially legal practice of dismissing and re-engaging employees on new terms of…

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European Court of Human Rights finally puts ‘gay cake’ discrimination case to bed

Many will recall the 2018 decision of the Supreme Court in Lee v Ashers Baking…

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Ikea reduces sick pay for unvaccinated staff during self-isolation

The multinational Swedish furniture retail company has recently announced a new policy reducing the sick…

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Can menopausal symptoms amount to a disability?

More than 70% of women are employed in the UK, with menopause usually occurring in…

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Sexual harassment in the workplace and employers’ liability – it’s not just for Christmas

As Christmas approaches, anticipation builds ahead of the first office parties since 2019. Informal work…

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Christmas in the workplace and avoiding a New Year hangover

As the festive season comes around once again, it is worth remembering the potential for…

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Flexible working and indirect discrimination: The pitfalls and costs of getting it wrong

The recent case of Thompson v Scancrown Ltd, should serve as a cautionary tale and…

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