Partner

Employment Law

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

Simon gives us commercial, pragmatic advice on HR matters within the practice. His solid experience and authoritative approach gives us confidence in his solutions, as has the support he has given us to date. We really value his experience.

Foster and Partners

Partner Global Head of Resources

Partner

Employment Law

Expertise

Simon works with HR Directors and their teams to help them manage the legal risk around their people issues. Much of his work involves providing strategic advice on business change, employee relations issues and senior level (including C-Suite) hires and fires, where he is renowned for his down to earth and pragmatic approach. Alongside his employer practice, Simon also advises senior executives in their personal capacity when they are transitioning from one role to another, ensuring that they receive the best possible terms.

Simon Advises

  • Owner managed businesses
  • PLCs
  • HR Consultants

Experience Highlights

  • Advising a client in the professional services sector on the employment law aspects of a large scale restructuring programme and successfully managing the exit of over 100 staff under settlement agreements.
  • Providing day to day employment law support to a global insurance broker and a leading biologics manufacturer under a retained services agreement.
  • Advising the Board of an Industrial Services sector client and an AIM-listed distribution business on their C-Suite hires and fires.
  • Acting for up to 20 senior executives per year on their settlement agreements.

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Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Partner (Head of Employment Financial Services), Pinsent Masons LLP (2006-2013)
  • Associate, Addleshaw Goddard (2001-2006)
  • Solicitor, DAC Beachcroft (1998-2001)

Current Businesses

  • Non-Executive Director of Intersol Global (forensic investigation and interviewing specialists)

Education

  • BA – St John’s College, Durham (Combined Studies in Arts: English, French and Latin)
  • CPE – University of Central Lancashire
  • LPC – College of Law, Chester

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Simon's team

Testimonials

Simon gives us commercial, pragmatic advice on HR matters within the practice. His solid experience and authoritative approach gives us confidence in his solutions, as has the support he has given us to date. We really value his experience.

Foster and Partners

Partner Global Head of Resources