• I am a specialist employment lawyer with over 15 years’ experience of advising employers in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment and HR matters. I act for healthcare organisations (both NHS and independent health and social care organisations), local authorities, central Government departments, universities, and companies ranging from SMEs to multinationals.
    I have particular expertise in advising health clients and, since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004, I have worked with a number of NHS organisations both in England and in Wales. This work has included complex discrimination claims; disciplinary proceedings against hospital consultants; whistleblowing claims; and claims for unfair dismissal. I have experience of representing clients in Employment Tribunals and I have acted for clients where cases have been appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
    I provide advice and training to HR officers on a range of employment issues including TUPE; disciplinary and grievance processes; managing lengthy sickness absences and consideration of reasonable adjustments for disabled employees; drafting of contracts and procedures; and general updates.

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    Scores on the doors


    As part of our focus on topical employment law issues, James Gutteridge looks at two recent decisions on redundancy scoring...


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    James Gutteridge reports on the latest employment news: how to prepare for the arrival of winter weather; an update on...


    Acas and SOSR dismissals


    James Gutteridge reports on an EAT decision which looked at whether the Acas Code applies to dismissals for ‘some other...


    Reasonable adjustments - Q&A


    Bevan Brittan's employment team regularly advises on a range of issues relating to equalities, and we have been dealing with...

Ashley Norman and James Gutteridge are incredibly supportive, always on hand. Leaves no stone or option unturned whilst mindful of client budgets. Instils confidence.

Legal 500, 2022

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