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.

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Insights Sleep-in workers not entitled to minimum wage when asleep, decides Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has held that care workers who sleep-in are not entitled to the national minimum wage (or national living wage) for the time…

Insights Unfair dismissal update: when can we dismiss for misconduct?

Two recent decisions from the Employment Appeal Tribunal have tackled the issue of gross misconduct and considered whether summary dismissal on these…

Insights Supreme Court plumber Judgment, reinforces rules on employment status case

The Supreme Court has delivered its Judgment in the important and long running case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith. This is the latest in a series of…

Insights Third party harassment: clarification from the Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal confirms that employers will generally not be liable for the harassment of an employee by a third party, unless dealt with in a manner…

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

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