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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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New ACAS report estimates £28.5bn annual cost of employee conflicts. What lessons can we learn?

An in-depth study carried out by ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) was published…

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Addison Lee: better luck than Uber?

Following on from the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision on 19 February 2021 rejecting Uber's appeal…

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Sex discrimination – adoption leave compared to shared parental leave

In Price v Powys County Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the decision of the…

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Supreme Court ruling on employee comparisons for equal pay purposes

In Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others, the Supreme Court has held that supermarket…

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Jaguar Land Rover pays the penalty for failings on gender fluidity

I recently attended an enlightening seminar presented by Robin Moira White who, in 2011, became…

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Is your business ready to handle gender fluidity issues?

I recently attended an enlightening seminar presented by Robin Moira White who, in 2011, became…

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Does your business have holiday pay locked down?

It’s now over four years since the Court of Appeal ruled in the case of…

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The future of employment tribunals in the post-Covid-19 world

In the last few weeks there has been a major shift in the way employment…

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Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during Covid-19

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to Covid-19…

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Webinar: HR and Employment Law Implications of Covid-19

On 16 April, Peter Orton, Senior Associate in our Employment and Immigration team, delivered a…

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Coronavirus Q&A for employees

I’m worried about my job – what are my rights? Coronavirus has disrupted our working…

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Philosophical belief, discrimination and vegetarianism

The Equality Act An Employment Tribunal has ruled that vegetarianism is not a protected characteristic…

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