Paul has over 20 years' post qualification experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious employment work including: drafting policies, procedures and contracts of employment; advising on pensions; conducting seminars on employment law; advising on all types of discrimination disputes e.g. race, sex, disability and age etc; advising on industrial relations law and practice. Paul handles instructions on behalf of both the private sector and public sector clients including several police forces, law enforcement agencies and NHS Trusts, and advises on senior executives/management terminations (both employer and employee).

Paul is a member of the Industrial Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA). In May 2016 was appointed as Chair of the ELA's L&P Committee. This Committee is responsible for monitoring legislative and other developments in employment law which are being consulted about or which require ELA intervention on behalf of its members. They also engage with government and other key stakeholders e.g. the judiciary to discuss reforms to employment law and practice. He also regularly comments on employment law issues in the HR, legal, national press and with broadcasters e.g. BBC and Sky.

Prior to joining Weightmans in 2006, Paul was an in-house solicitor at London Transport (now Transport for London) and then Royal Mail. He was made a partner in 2009.


Insights Brace position: English law on strikes

A series of airline industrial disputes flag the English legal restrictions on strikes.

Insights Q&A: Can we performance manage a pregnant employee?

A pregnant employee’s performance has dropped; she has made mistakes and clients have noticed. Can you take steps to manage her performance?

Insights Race equality is a matter for the law

Mandatory race pay reporting and unconscious bias training would help ensure the British workforce better reflects the wider population, writes Paul…

Insights Do unions have to specify dates of planned strikes?

A trade union is given various protections in UK law as long as there is a genuine trade dispute and the industrial action is organised.

Insights Has your obligation to collectively consult employees just been extended?

Wandsworth London Borough Council v Vining, a case hailed by the union as significantly extending employers’ obligations to collectively consult.

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