Rob undertakes a wide variety of commercial, insolvency and employment work. He also has a busy advisory practice, giving clear and pragmatic advice in conference and in writing.
More detail about Rob’s commercial and chancery work can be found here.
Rob acts in employment disputes in the employment tribunal and the High Court. Because of his strong commercial practice, he is particularly suited to acting in cases where there is an overlap between commercial and employment law, for instance in cases to enforce restrictive covenants or in claims by or against directors.
Qualifications and Appointments:
MA (Cantab.), Law with European Legal Studies, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, First Class
DIFC Courts Register of Legal Practitioners (2012)
Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (MCCBA)
Employment Lawyers Association (ELA
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Rob has appeared in a large number of employment tribunal hearings. Rob acts both for respondents who include blue-chip companies, SMEs and local government) and claimants (who include professionals, executives and directors).
Recent cases include:
- an unfair dismissal claim on behalf of a finance director,
- an unfair dismissal claim on behalf of a senior executive, success in which resulted in the settlement of threatened High Court proceedings,
- a 12-day whistle-blowing claim against an investment bank,
- advising on overlapping employment tribunal and restrictive covenant proceedings,
- numerous discrimination, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and contract claims.
Rob has given a number of seminars on employment law. He is a contributor to Tucker and George, Discrimination in Employment.+ Add to Brochure
Employment in the High Court
Rob has a busy commercial and employment practice. This overlap makes him particularly suited to dealing with:
- overlapping employment and company law disputes (for examples disputes about good or bad leaver status),
- applications to enforce restrictive covenants or restrain the use of confidential information,
- high value claims for notice pay and contractual redundancy pay.
Recent High Court cases include:
- a restraint of trade claim brought against a former director,
- a claim for interim relief under s. 633 of the Companies Act 2006 to preserve the value of an employee’s shares in a good leaver / bad leaver dispute,
- claims against employees to recover the proceeds of alleged fraud or theft,
- overlapping restraint of trade and employment tribunal proceedings,
- a claim for contractual redundancy pay.
Rob has given a number of seminars on restrictive covenants, employment, commercial and insolvency law. His article, TUPE and Mental Gymnastics was published in the February 2014 edition of Corporate Rescue and Insolvency.+ Add to Brochure