Robert Forsyth

Michelmores welcomes heavyweight Employment specialist Robert Forsyth as new Partner

Michelmores is pleased to have welcomed Employment specialist Robert Forsyth as a Partner in its Employment team. Robert joins from Shoosmiths.

Having been a Legal 500 listed lawyer, Robert guides clients on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, and has particular experience in the banking, manufacturing, retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

Robert has specialised in employment law for over 18 years, delivering pragmatic solutions to complex issues. He also has a strong tech sector focus and a particular expertise and interest in the effect of Artificial Intelligence on workforces and the role of HR teams.

Having spent six months working in Palo Alto advising U.S. Tech clients on U.K. employment law and co-ordinating cross border employment advice, as well as 3 months on secondment at the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority in Doha advising and training the General Counsel and HR teams on employment laws, Robert’s experience means that he is well placed to advise companies on global employment issues.

James Baker, Partner and Head of Michelmores’ Employment team, comments on Robert’s appointment: “Robert’s arrival at Michelmores will add further strength to our Employment team and we’re really pleased to welcome a lawyer of his calibre to the Firm.”

Robert Forsyth adds: “I am delighted to have joined the excellent employment team at Michelmores as our London office continues to expand rapidly and look forward to working with colleagues to support our clients.

Michelmores supports employers across all sectors, as they face their greatest challenges – especially in cases involving media scrutiny in highly unionised and litigious environments, where legislative uncertainty and organisational change compound pressures.

With a focus on lasting relationships and innovative solutions, the Firm works as an expert extension to in-house HR functions, providing reassurance and guidance in difficult, time-sensitive cases involving issues such as complex discrimination claims and whistleblowing investigations.

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