Phil is a partner at Weightmans LLP with over twenty years' experience advising on all areas of employment and discrimination law.

Phil has considerable experience in advising commercial employers in a wide range of industries including those in the retail, insurance, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors. He also advises public bodies, including educational institutions and NHS Trusts. He is an experienced advocate, and has a particular interest in TUPE, working time, whistleblowing and all areas of discrimination, including disability and age.

Phil is a regular speaker and training provider, both to HR professionals and as part of in-house sessions.


Insights Contractual notice only starts when the employee knows they are being dismissed

Supreme Court rules that written notice of dismissal is only valid once read

Insights Employers can pay less for shared parental leave than maternity leave

An important Judgment confirms that organisations are able to pay less to those on shared parental leave than those on maternity leave.

Insights GDPR Countdown Week 6: GDPR and HR record retention

There must be a valid lawful reason for retaining documents, but overly optimistic statements on data retention/destruction may also cause problems.

Insights GDPR Countdown Week 7 : Employment Contract Clauses

GDPR – do you have to change your employment contracts?

Insights Supreme Court upholds fairness of dismissal of head teacher, for non-disclosure of relationship

Head teacher dismissed for not disclosing her relationship with a convicted sex offender

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