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Field Seymour Parkes

Employment

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What the team is known for

Advises clients on a full range of employment matters, with regular work on both contentious and non-contentious mandates. Advises on everything from contracts to acquisitions and redundancies. Represents a broad client base, including large employers in the logistics, manufacturing and automotive sectors. Offers additional services such as HR updates and briefings.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are very professional, commercially and legally focused and technologically savvy.  They are a thoroughly professional, supportive and responsive group."

Work highlights

Advised Charter Communications on the UK employment law implications of the acquisition of Navisite.

Notable practitioners

Ian Machray is an experienced practitioner and regularly advises clients on the employment law implications of international mergers and acquisitions. He also acts for clients on contentious employment issues including sex and race discrimination and harassment allegations, unfair dismissal and breach of contract matters.
"He is a very impressive employment lawyer and also easy to work with."

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Overview

Our team specialises in practical commercial employment advice with the options, risks, costs and benefits explained at the outset. The team has built a diverse client base and acts for employers in a wide range of sectors, from blue chip companies to small local charities, and for senior employees.

We advise on the full range of employment issues and our balanced team of solicitors, across all experience levels, provides us with a significant advantage. We have developed particular expertise in complex reorganisations, enforcing restrictive covenants, handling difficult senior employee departures and we have an excellent success rate in litigation.

Recent work highlights include the successful defence of age discrimination claims following an eight day tribunal hearing, advising on the closure of part of a business with in excess of 1,500 employees and acting on a class action concerning underpayment of holiday pay.

Our advice is carefully tailored to each client, as we know that the same approach does not work for all. We maintain a proactive approach to ensure we gain a detailed understanding of our clients and how they work so we can tailor our advice to their way of thinking and establish long-standing relationships.

Employment Department

Field Seymour Parkes

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Department location

1 London Street,

Reading

Berkshire

UK

RG1 4PN

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Thames Valley

Employment


Ian Machray
Band 4