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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 Test for public interest in whistleblowing is complex - but not met simply by another employee being affected

In 2013 the law governing whistleblowing protection was changed to require a worker’s disclosure to be made in the public interest.

Insights The Taylor Review – big changes on the way for employment-related law

The Taylor Review has undertaken a detailed look at working practices in the UK and recommended many changes to the way in which employment and worker…

Insights The cost of discriminating in employment increases

Discrimination awards in employment (and related) circumstances will rise following a landmark decision of the Court of Appeal.

Insights Calculating strike pay deductions, important decision from the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has issued an important judgment which clarifies how much pay an employer is entitled to deduct when a teacher takes part in lawful…

Insights In indirect discrimination, the reason why is not relevant says the Supreme Court

The UK’s highest court has given an important judgment concerning claims for indirect discrimination.