Phillip is a highly experienced employment lawyer who advises on the complete range of employment and HR matters – from advice on terminations and discrimination issues to TUPE/outsourcings, labour relations, collective consultation and re-structuring exercises. He also helps clients with matters they deal with on a day to day basis such as disciplinary/grievance, sickness absence and performance management issues.
Phillip has a particular expertise in employment disputes and litigation and has advised clients for many years on discrimination, equal pay, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claims at Employment Tribunals throughout the UK and at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Phillip leads our Employment Tribunal Management Service – a bespoke service with an exemplary track record of success run by experienced senior lawyers providing clients with expert strategic and day to day legal representation at every stage of the Employment Tribunal process with legal fees agreed in advance. A key feature of the Service is on practical steps clients can take to reduce the likelihood of claims arising in the future.
Phillip acts for a wide variety of clients across all industry sectors. Recent work includes advising successfully defending multiple Employment Tribunal claims following post-transfer fragmentation of services by a transferee and advising on several complex disability and whistle-blowing Employment Tribunal cases involving mental health problems.
Phillip is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and regularly speaks at client training events on a wide range of Employment Law topics.
'Green jobs' and 'green HR': the decarbonisation transition from a workforce perspective
Employment Appeal Tribunal rules on what is a 'philosophical belief' capable of protection in the workplace
Ruling demonstrates scope of type of belief protected under the Equality Act