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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 When work transfers overseas, what happens to the staff (and does TUPE apply)?

The Judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Xerox Business Services Philippines v Zeb has provided some helpful clarity.

Insights Appeal Judgment in supermarket’s equal pay claims; highlights cause for concern for employers

Employers need to be more aware of the risk of equal pay claims, following a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Insights Disciplinary procedures and workplace stress: Is your organisation at risk of a personal injury claim?

High Court awarded £280,000 to a prison officer who had suffered psychiatric damage as a result of a protracted and poorly handled disciplinary…

Insights Unfair dismissal awards increase (particularly for some employers)

When working out what an unfair dismissal may cost, you will need to factor in employer pension contributions in the cap – not just standard pay.

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.