Pinsent Masons

Employment Department

North West
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What the team is known for Acts for companies of all sizes in the manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, higher education and financial services sectors. Provides strategic advice to clients on complex employment matters including redundancies, reorganisations and industrial disputes. Also advises on matters relating to equal pay and working time.

Strengths A client says: "Customer service clearly runs through the organisation and you are made to feel like their most important client in every interaction with every member of the team."

Another client appreciates that "they understand our business and we can rely on them."

Work highlights Defended an employer involved in a cross-border claim of UK workers' rights in a case which could have wide implications for UK citizens working overseas seeking to claim rights they are entitled to at home.

Notable practitioners

Neil Black leads the employment team in Manchester and advises large employers on the full span of corporate, trade union and contentious employment law. A client says: "He doesn't sit on the fence but works with you to develop an informed approach to the case and any risks encountered."