• I am a specialist employment lawyer with over 15 years’ experience of advising employers in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment and HR matters. I act for healthcare organisations (both NHS and independent health and social care organisations), local authorities, central Government departments, universities, and companies ranging from SMEs to multinationals.
     
    I have particular expertise in advising health clients and, since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004, I have worked with a number of NHS organisations both in England and in Wales. This work has included complex discrimination claims; disciplinary proceedings against hospital consultants; whistleblowing claims; and claims for unfair dismissal. I have experience of representing clients in Employment Tribunals and I have acted for clients where cases have been appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
     
    I provide advice and training to HR officers on a range of employment issues including TUPE; disciplinary and grievance processes; managing lengthy sickness absences and consideration of reasonable adjustments for disabled employees; drafting of contracts and procedures; and general updates.

  • Reasonable adjustments - Q&A

    28/11/2013

    Bevan Brittan's employment team regularly advises on a range of issues relating to equalities, and we have been dealing with...

    Acas and SOSR dismissals

    29/05/2013

    James Gutteridge reports on an EAT decision which looked at whether the Acas Code applies to dismissals for ‘some other...

    News Round Up

    21/12/2011

    James Gutteridge reports on the latest employment news: how to prepare for the arrival of winter weather; an update on...

    Scores on the doors

    24/05/2011

    As part of our focus on topical employment law issues, James Gutteridge looks at two recent decisions on redundancy scoring...

James's areas of expertise

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