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Employment Law Specialist

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Testimonials

Paul is an employment law specialist, described in the legal directories as “excellent“ and having “a keen intellect with a real eye for detail”.

Legal 500

2020

Partner

Employment Law Specialist

Expertise

Paul is an employment law specialist, described in the legal directories as “excellent“. He has significant experience of advising employers on their employment issues. Paul gets to understand his clients and their business so he can give pragmatic, commercial advice to help them achieve their goals and reduce risk.

Paul also acts for employees and executives and has a proven track record of successfully resolving employment disputes, which are often complex, high value and involve repetitional risk.

Paul’s expertise covers all areas of employment law, including senior exits, board disputes, discrimination, strategic advice on reorganisations/restructuring, TUPE, corporate transactions and employment issues connected to corporate insolvency. Paul is an experienced and successful employment litigator, with cases reported in the national press and the law reports.

Clients view Paul as a trusted advisor and value his commitment and clear guidance.

Clients

  • Companies – SMEs through to large corporates and PLCs.
  • Senior employees and company directors.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners.
  • Registered providers of social housing.
  • Charities.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised a corporate group on a large scale restructuring involving collective redundancies and changes to terms and conditions affecting 1,000+ employees. Gave high-level strategic advice to the board and practical guidance and support to the HR team.
  • Successfully defended a high profile (national press coverage) unfair dismissal claim against a leading sports association, avoiding significant financial and reputation risk to the client.
  • Advised a national charity on at the acquisition of another charity in the context of substantial potential TUPE liabilities. Worked with the board to design strategies to mitigate risk. Out of hundreds of employees, only one brought a claim, which was successfully defended and a costs order was obtained against the Claimant.
  • Represented 7 senior City employees/executives in the Employment Tribunal for TUPE related claims, securing damages in excess of £500,000 and an order for the Respondent to pay c£100,000 towards his clients’ costs.
  • Provided TUPE advice on the ‘pre-pack’ purchase of a large corporate group in administration, including changes to terms and conditions following the purchase.
  • Secondment at a leading national retailer, which provided invaluable insight into the operation of a large business and also of being the recipient of legal services.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Brabners LLP
  • Judge Sykes Frixou

Education

  • College of Law – LPC
  • University of Liverpool (LLB)

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Testimonials

Paul is an employment law specialist, described in the legal directories as “excellent“ and having “a keen intellect with a real eye for detail”.

Legal 500

2020