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Chris is head of the employment department at Leigh Day He specialises in employment, discrimination and trade union work. He also has expertise in multi party actions.
Chris trained at the Disability Rights Commission and qualified as a lawyer in 2004.
He joined Leigh Day in 2006 to establish the firm’s discrimination and employment law practice. Chris has particular expertise in disability discrimination and equal pay. He also has substantial Appeal and High Court experience. The Leigh Day employment team the Lawyer employment team of the year award in 2013 and 2015, before the category was retired.
He acts for a wide range of clients both on an individual basis and in large group actions. Chris is also instructed by trade unions.
He provides head office and high level advice to a number of trade unions and provides legal advice to unions in relation in relation to all areas including internal HR, membership, internal employment, the rule book, claims before the certification officer and advice on industrial action.
Discrimination Law Association, Employment Lawyers Association, Industrial Law Society.