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My Expertise

I have many years' experience advising corporate clients and FTSE 100 employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, advise on service agreements through to termination and am involved in re-engineering how we deliver legal services to clients.

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I advise on service agreements through to termination and restrictive covenants to TUPE and have particular industry expertise in the financial services, transport and retail sectors.

I believe clients are looking for something different from their legal advisers, both in the employment field and generally in the commercial sector. I’m excited about leading the Employment Team at DWF and helping clients across the UK better manage their legal risk with clarity and certainty.  

More broadly, I believe that lawyers need to embrace the change being driven across our sector and offer clients a different and better way to manage their legal issues. I lead our work developing lower cost centres to handle the process elements, which exists in all legal work, mapping legal processes and bringing project management methodology into the delivery of legal services. I also believe lawyers have to be more ready to work collaboratively, whether with clients, other legal advisers or other service providers.

The legal directories have described me as: ‘an absolutely top notch adviser’, an ‘incredibly smart and bigger picture guy’ and ‘a vastly experienced employment lawyer who ‘immediately fills you with confidence’.  Peers regard him as someone who ‘seeks to achieve a resolution rather than a dispute’.

A first class reputation…noted for his sound knowledge of clients’ businesses’ and ‘provides an all-round very good client service and is considered by clients to be both extremely approachable and friendly and an excellent tactician'. One client testified: ‘He is there when you need him – but, as importantly, not there when you don’t.’