I am a specialist employment law solicitor with over 20 years’ experience, offering a personalised and proactive service.
My clients are employers and employees mainly from London, Manchester and Preston. I call myself ‘The World’s Local Lawyer’ because I get around a lot and sort out problems by speaking to people face-to-face. Employment disputes can be very troubling and distracting but, used correctly, the Law can be a very positive force for change, giving a structure to disputes and the security which binding agreements create.
Anyone who instructs me should remember that legal disputes are often at the expense of more rewarding opportunities. My main aim is to enable opportunity rather than to dwell on historic grudges.
To make things easier for you, I have created a checklist page. The legal process tends to slow down understanding whereas I hope to speed it up. If you complete the checklist and supply the information requested, your legal costs will be lower and it will help us agree a plan at our first meeting, if not before.
If legal proceedings are required, I have a proven track record as a tenacious and creative litigator. I have an established reputation within the legal profession. I hope my record speaks for itself: in 2013 out of 250 cases, only 5 went to court or the employment tribunal; the other 245 ended in settlements.
I provide training at workplaces around England and at organisations such as the Law Society, Central Law Tutors, Princes Trust, UKTI and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I have also been guest speaker overseas at the British Consul in Toronto and UKTI in Boston on legal issues for inward investors to the UK.
I am lucky to have enjoyed a very colourful and exciting career.
Please visit my testimonials and press page to see some articles featuring my cases.
“…I would never have thought of that in a million years!”- Mike Moradian, Creative Media Ltd.
In most cases there should be no need for a court or employment tribunal hearing. Court hearings are only a formal meeting at which people set out their positions by reference to available evidence and legal principles. I aim to bring the debate forward by early exchange of information, setting out a clear legal position and face-to-face meetings.
If we are faced with a difficult opponent, I am an experienced and tenacious litigator. I aim to find simple and creative solutions which cut through all the unnecessary allegations where possible.
Here is an example of one of my favourite cases which shows how I dealt with a particularly problematic claimant. This person brought 64 grievances and instead of getting lost in that detail I investigated his background and found that he had lied on his CV so his entire contract was rescinded due to his fraudulent misrepresentation. As a result we were able to side-step the obvious ‘trap’ he had set.
My opponents can be quite surprised by the level of my commitment and instinct for discovering the truth.