Simon Fenton

Partner

Biography

Simon has considerable experience in all areas of Employment Law, but has a particular focus on advising organisations on reorganisations and advising at board level.  He also acts on employment litigation matters and TUPE advice. He has expertise in the technology, media and telecommunications sector (TMT) and is listed in Legal 500 as a Leading Individual.  

Recent highlights

  • Advising an established building society on a major reorganisation project to realign the senior management team with the needs of the business.  We provide employment advice to major tyre supplier and retailer, Micheldever Tyres.  Over the past year, this company has undertaken a large expansion program which has included number of company acquisitions.  This required the input of the employment team for both due diligence review and associated employment issues (such as employee exits and warranties/indemnities in the purchase agreements).  We also provide general day to day employment advice to the HR Team, and we are currently instructed to represent the company in an Employment Tribunal claim for unfair dismissal with related claims for health and safety and whistleblowing
  • Advising a global retail chain on TUPE issues relating to the commercial services agreements.  These often have an international element where the services will be carried out across national borders.  The team assist with drafting, review and negotiation of appropriate employment indemnities and warranties in these
  • Advising a nationally recognised automotive research centre on a number of employment matters. Highlights this year include advice in respect to a TUPE transfer of services, assistance with the company’s apprenticeship arrangements and a full review and update of the company’s employment contracts.
     

Market View

"Simon Fenton offers advice on non-contentious and contentious employment matters including TUPE and tribunal cases. A client says he "strikes the right balance between extremely pragmatic advice and satisfying my need for detail." - Chambers & Partners

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 08/12/2016
    British Cycling Case Involving Jess Varnish And Shane Sutton

    “I am instructed to appeal although we have not been given a right to appeal. Natural justice requires a right to appeal. What we do about it will depend on what it says in the report when we have it. I do not feel that British Cycling has covered itself in glory here. “It seems extraordinary that it has taken them this long to release any findings and when they do, they appear to come to such conflicting conclusions. We do not know who corroborated which complaints or how they arrived at the decisions they did. “Needless to say, Jess is very upset about this. I’m sure Shane Sutton is very upset about this, too. If the full reasoned decision backs up the summary they have given us - and it emerges that he effectively lost his job over the least of the complaints - then I can see why he would be.”

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