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.
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