Paul has more than nine years’ experience as an employment lawyer and a proven track record of bringing and defending complex multi-issue discrimination claims for clients.
Paul joined Royds Withy King in 2017 from an employment law boutique firm, where he advised a number of senior individuals, a range of companies within the IT industry, as well as companies that facilitated public sector contracts, such as supplying products and services to the NHS. Paul has also undertaken claimant work for senior executives within the BBC and a Premier League football club coach.
- advising a company with regards to a director and two junior employees stealing confidential information and actively setting up and competing against the company during their employment. This included enforcement of the restrictive covenants within the former employees’ contracts of employment, the defence of Tribunal proceedings brought by the employees and a successful application for pre-action disclosure, resulting in disclosure of all of the individuals’ activities so that losses could be quantified.
- advising an NHS Trust on the change of 35 employees’ contractual benefits that resulted in collective consultation, with the involvement of the employees’ trade union. With expert legal support, the Trust was able to successfully procure changes to all of the contracts of employment in question.
- advising a senior individual on the campaign of harassment he was subject to due to his mental impairment. This involved advising the client on his grievances, correspondence with the company’s management team and successfully negotiating through judicial mediation a five-figure settlement, an agreed reference and an apology by the company.
Memberships and interests
Paul is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Outside of work, Paul is a keen cyclist.