Solicitor – Admitted 2005
My practice as an Employment law specialist leads me to deal with highly complex, often very sensitive litigation and/or investigations concerning allegations of discrimination, protected disclosures (whistle-blowing), harassment and victimisation. I advise a varied client base including private and public sector organisations and am most commonly instructed by Boards/NEDs or Trustees and high net worth individuals.
The vast majority of my work requires complete discretion and utmost dedication, and I am known for providing a client service that is second to none, across the United Kingdom.
I have worked for Michelmores for over 20 years, including a brief spell in Virginia (USA).
Outside of work, I love nothing more than to be ½ mile off-shore, 15 meters under the surface of the sea, and with a spear-gun in hand.
I am ranked in Band 3 for Employment in Chambers UK, and I am a recommended lawyer for Employment by the Legal 500.
Successfully defending an NHS organisation in relation to high profile multiple whistle-blowing complaints brought by ex-employees against a number of NHS respondents
Advising a client on a complex series of protected disclosures and grievances brought by multiple employees against the employer client and numerous other employees, and involving external referrals to a regulatory bodies. The matter was concluded without recourse of litigation or non-contractual payments being made to any concerned individual
Representing the Secretary of State for Health in relation to a long-standing employment dispute brought before the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeals Tribunal and Court of Appeal
Acting for a director in the construction sector faced with threats of dismissal/blackmail from the CEO of his employer. I managed to successfully ensure that the director retained his post within the business, and the removal of the CEO
Successfully representing an employer client faced with a significant multi-million pound TUPE liability, in having the claims brought by employee representatives withdrawn at a preliminary hearing