The recent claim by a former director of Sunderland Football Club was reported in the press before Christmas, principally in relation to a lewd Christmas card he had sent from his work email but this was a wrongful dismissal claim that also involved a number of allegations of breaches of confidentiality
I am a partner in the employment practice group of Clyde & Co LLP. My work covers the full range of transactional, contentious and advisory aspects of employment law across a diverse range of clients. This includes financial services, industrials, business services, retail, transport and media and often across multiple jurisdictions. This comprises strategic advice and planning as well as operational execution and typically involves counselling senior management and at board level. I am an occasional commentator on employment law matters in the press including on BBC Worldwide, Radio 4, The Times, Solicitors Journal and Insurance Day. I am a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association and International Bar Association and spoke at the IBA Dublin conference in 2011 on language discrimination in the workplace. In 2013 I spoke at the labour and employment conference of the New Jersey Association of Corporate Counsel. I also advised the Centre of Policy Studies on its submissions to the government on reform of employment law and wrote a chapter on the employment aspects for Outsourcing Legal Services: Impact on National Law Practices (Wolters Kluwer 2012) and recently undertook a short course of MBA essentials for lawyers.