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Practice Areas

Mike is a partner in the employment team in the Guildford office. He specialises in all aspects of employment and discrimination law and he has particular expertise in the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (TUPE) and business reorganisations. He advises on new regulations, drafts employment contracts and handbooks, and represents both employers and employees in the employment tribunal.

Much of his work involves the careful handling of workplace disputes and advising clients on how best to navigate through the various employment laws to ensure that claims can either be avoided or defended in the employment tribunal. He is often recommended to advise senior directors on termination agreements.

Mike also acts for many technology clients, in particular on TUPE and outsourcing matters.

He presents seminars on a range of employment-related topics, provides in-house training, and is a regular author of specialist articles. Recognised as a leading individual in his field, clients describe him as someone they would "gladly recommend to a close friend”.

Career

Mike qualified as a solicitor in 1994, joined the firm as a senior solicitor in 1999 and became a partner in 2001.

Professional Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

IOD