Chris has almost 20 years experience of advising commercial and public sector organisations on all aspects of employment law. He has always conducted his own advocacy, representing employers before the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court as well as the Employment Tribunal. He has a very broad range of experience involving almost all applications before the Employment Tribunal and has particular expertise in business protection, unlawful discrimination, outsourcing (TUPE 2006) and industrial action.
As well as advising on all aspects of employment law, Chris frequently provides industry specific training in both the private and the public sectors. ACAS regularly rely on Chris to provide elements of training to their own advisors.
Chris leads one of the best regarded teams of employment lawyers in the North. The Legal 500 recently rated the team very highly, describing it as responsive and extremely commercial. In the same publication, Chris is described as a "down to earth employment expert" and "the first choice for clients for any claim". In Chambers UK, 2010, "one source said: 'he understands the commercial drivers behind our employment law needs'."