Steve Esmond

What he's best at:

Steve is a seasoned, highly skilled employment lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious matters.

He is a tactician in his approach to tribunal litigation; he provides a rounded strategy to deliver results. He is a vastly experienced tribunal advocate and also acts in High Court employment related actions including breaches of restrictive covenants and the protection of trade secrets and confidential information.

Steve gives commercial advice in plain English with a focus on achieving his client’s goals swiftly and effectively. He has a wealth of experience advising in redundancy situations and the full range of HR issues including discipline and grievance, sickness absence and performance management.

Steve also brings a common sense approach to the advice he gives on the employment aspects and TUPE issues arising out of mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing and real estate transactions.

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“Cerno HR has used Steve Esmond for several years. He is very experienced and shows genuine passion in getting the best possible outcome for his clients.  His advice is always  pragmatic and commercially astute.  I always recommend Steve to all of our clients and have consistently had excellent feedback”. - Jabeen Tahir, Managing Director, Cerno HR

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