As Partner and Head of the Employment department Simon undertakes all types of employment work. He advises directors, HR executives and line managers on a daily basis, dealing with matters such as discipline, poor performance and sickness problems and the appropriate procedures to be followed.
Simon conducts his own advocacy in the Employment Tribunals and has been involved in cases including discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, sexual harassment, sex, race, age and disability discrimination, dismissal of trade union representatives, whistleblowing and defending numerous claims of unfair dismissal.
He often provides TUPE advice in relation to corporate transactions and has advised both employers and ex-employees with regard to restrictive covenants. Simon has specific experience in the education sector, acting for schools and Academies. Simon regularly presents seminars on a wide range of employment law issues.
Simon was described as ‘extremely knowledgeable’ in the 2016 Legal 500
"Simon is pragmatic and decisive, which is very helpful. He is great at problem solving, and his advice is clear, without any conflict." Chambers UK 2015
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