Ed was shortlisted for LawNet’s Young Lawyer of the Year 17/18 (ultimately being ‘highly commended’ in the category).
Ed provides day-to-day HR advice on the full spectrum of employment issues, including employment contracts and staff handbooks, redundancies and re-organisations, TUPE transfers, restrictive covenants and Settlement Agreements.
On the contentious side, Ed has experience of Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination, TUPE Transfers, Breach of Contract and Whistleblowing claims, and all forms of pre-trial negotiation and dispute resolution.
Ed also has experience of advising on business immigration matters. He advises employers on the best routes to bring employees into the UK and assists in completing associated immigration licence and individual applications. He also has experience in making applications under the Points Based system and to study and visit, in addition to crystallising rights to remain in the UK.
Ed has particular experience of the charities sector, having spent a year of his training in charities team. He will continue to advise charity clients on employment issues, taking into account the particular duties that charities owe to their beneficiaries and to the Charity Commission. In particular Ed can advise on the duties of Trustees in relation to their employees, safeguarding procedures and Equality Act 2010 issues.
Prior to commencing his Training Contract, Ed worked as a paralegal in the finance team at Matthew, Arnold & Baldwin, and as a buyer in the retail industry.