I am a Partner in the Employment and Pensions Department.
I advise on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, both in the private sector and public sector (Health and Local Government). I advise on matters in Tribunals and the EAT, usually defending claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and breach of contract. I also specialise in internal dispute resolution, in particular carrying out complex conduct, capability and grievance investigations.
My non-contentious advice includes advising on all scales of reorganisation and redundancy exercises, and drafting employment / TUPE provisions in commercial agreements.
I regularly provide training workshops to private and public sector clients on numerous aspects of Employment Law including the implications of TUPE in reorganisations, transfers and service provision changes; redundancy; employment after retirement age; and mock Employment Tribunal workshops.
- I have rewritten, and simplified and improved the national Maintaining High Professional Standards framework document (relating to doctors' and dentists' conduct and capability proceedings) for implementation by clients as a non-contractual policy document. I am currently advising several clients on the implementation of this document.
- I have advised a major international media network on Tribunal claims including a sensitive whistle-blowing and constructive unfair dismissal claim and a high value health and safety automatic unfair dismissal claim.
- I am one of the three core employment lawyers who advised the South West Consortium on the options for departure from Agenda for Change and national medical and dental terms and conditions (including advice on governance issues and the Public Sector Equality Duty amongst other thorny issues) to achieve cost savings.
Alastair Currie is well known for his work advising on tribunal and EAT disputes, and is highly praised by sources for his "very client-friendly" approach to his work.