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.
Employment Eye October 2019
Bevan Brittan's employment law report for October 2019
Employment Eye - Substantial influence by HR can lead to unfair...
James Gutteridge explains recent and important guidance on the scope of HR's role in disciplinary investigations.
Fit and able? Q&As on 'Fit for Work'
Are you ready for the new 'Fit for Work' regime? A phased roll-out of the new scheme has already started, and will be completed by...
Employment news round-up, February 2014
This month's Employment news round-up is brought to you by James Gutteridge and covers: an update on tribunal fees, the latest...
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...
Acas and SOSR dismissals
James Gutteridge reports on an EAT decision which looked at whether the Acas Code applies to dismissals for ‘some other...
Judgement published in Mattu v University Hospitals of Coventry and...
Judgement published in Mattu v University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
News Round Up
James Gutteridge reports on the latest employment news: how to prepare for the arrival of winter weather; an update on...
Scores on the doors
As part of our focus on topical employment law issues, James Gutteridge looks at two recent decisions on redundancy scoring...