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Alan is a Partner in our Employment team, based in Manchester. With nearly twenty years’ experience in the employment sector, he is renowned among clients for his dedicated approach and attention to detail. He mainly advises employers and his clients range from small SMEs to larger companies with thousands of employees.
Alan advises employers on how best to streamline management of staff and resources to reduce the time spent on areas adding little value to the business. He also assists directors and other senior executives in drawing up contracts with their employing company, or negotiating an exit deal if they are looking to move elsewhere.
Alan is also a Local Education Authority Governor of The Elton High School.
"Alan is one of the most caring and intelligent Solicitors I have ever had the pleasure to meet. As a fellow solicitor I am proud to say that I look up to Alan as a shining example of best practice within the profession." – Peer testimonial
"His caring yet forensically detailed approach put me at ease, and ensured that I achieved the best possible result." – Client testimonial
"He comes up with unique, creative solutions that you cannot find in a text book or from your average solicitor off the street. He is able to do this because of his ability to truly understand the needs of his clients and due to outstanding level of care that he delivers." – Client testimonial
"This is yet another case that will test the so-called 'gig economy' model of working.
"It is important to remember that the Uber case was a first instance decision. That means that it is not binding on future cases. Each case turns on its own facts and in the Uber decision, some parts of the judgment indicate that the tribunal was influenced by the huge size of the Uber undertaking.
"Views of the gig economy tend to fall into one of two camps. Some commentators believe it creates opportunities for individuals looking for lots of flexibility in their working lives. Others say it is an attack on protections for employees and that vulnerable workers are most at risk of what are seen as abusive practices.
"This is such an important debate that the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee has set up an inquiry to look at how we will work in the future and this will also cover issues concerning the gig economy."
"The FA’s announcement that Sam Allardyce has left his job as England coach by mutual consent suggests that a settlement deal has been reached with Allardyce leaving in return for a payment.
“After the revelations published yesterday, most people probably thought that the FA had good grounds to instantly dismiss Big Sam without liability, however the FA would have been keen to have avoided a dispute and the bad publicity and costs that would surround it.
“The parties will in all likelihood have entered into confidential settlement arrangements with a view to putting this sorry saga to bed quickly and allowing the focus to be on the national team.”
“Pete dedicated a great deal of his working life to Bristol City Council as a painter and decorator and he believes he may have come into contact with asbestos between 1967 and 1993.
“Sadly his exposure to asbestos has left him suffering with mesothelioma, a very aggressive and incurable disease, which has already begun to impact his daily life and will continue to do so as it develops in the future.
“We hope his former colleagues in the Area 7 gang, or anyone who remembers Pete at Bristol City Council, will come forward with the crucial information we need to find out how and where he was exposed to the hazardous dust and fibres that have caused his mesothelioma.”
“Stuart’s diagnosis came as a complete shock to him, his wife Teresa and his entire family. They are understandably devastated by the news and want to know how he was exposed to asbestos during his working life.
“Mesothelioma is a very aggressive, and unfortunately incurable disease, which causes a great deal of pain and suffering for victims like Stuart, as well as the families of those impacted by diseases such as mesothelioma who have to watch their loved ones suffering.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was employed by British Aerospace at the Brabazon hangar, those who recognise Stuart or anyone who worked on the same projects as him between 1962 and 1990, so we can help secure justice for Stuart and his family.”
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