Andrew Crudge

Associate

Biography

Andrew provides practical and commercial advice on both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. This ranges from supporting start-ups and fast growth businesses to develop their employment documentation, through to more complex staff matters arising from issues such as business sales and purchases, outsourcing and reorganisations. Andrew also runs a number of employment law update events. He has spoken at CIPD seminars, carried out training sessions for HR professionals and hosts a quarterly HR Forum. He is regularly sought for comment on employment issues by national newspapers, and has written articles for the CIPD and Employee Benefits websites.

Recent highlights

  • Advising on the employment aspects of a large expansion programme for a national tyre company, including the purchase of multiple businesses
  • Supporting a multinational high street retailer with its response to potentially damaging discrimination allegations
  • Helping to negotiate the TUPE provisions in an outsourcing agreement with cross-border considerations
  • Successfully defending a claim for alleged whistleblowing, union detriment and unfair dismissal.

Publications

Cited in article about redundancy and age discrimination - Employee Benefits, 2015

Cited in article about the extension of the right to request flexible working - Guardian, June 2014

Cited in article about workplace surveillance - Guardian, 2011

Article on the CIPD website detailing the need for care when classing work activities as unpaid “training”

Letter in the Daily Mail newspaper regarding the need for appropriate consequences for employers who breach their employment obligations following an administration.



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