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Expert in UK and International Labour Law

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has more than 25 years' experience advising companies on labor law in the UK and internationally. During that time he has advised large international organisations in difficult situations -- for instance, Swiss International Air Lines following the collapse of Swissair and DEC during its downsizing. He has particular experience in large-scale employment restructuring but is also accustomed to advising and litigating on particular labor law issues, such as employment discrimination and whistle-blowing.

Expert practices as a lawyer in the City of London. His law firm has an international reputation, and he has extensive experience leading multi-jurisdictional projects with other firms across the globe.


employment law




employment discrimination


employment regulation


labor law


labor relations



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1979   Law Society Qualification   Law   College of Law  
1972   BA   Philosophy   Trinity College Dublin   First in year

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to




Employment Law




Set up his own firm in the City of London in 2009 advising clients in the US, EU and UK.

2003 to 2009


Kilpatrick Stockton LLP


Employment Law




Led the firm's labor law practice in the UK and subsequently became managing partner of the London Office.

1999 to 2003




Employment Law




Led the KMPG employment law practice in the UK and internationally on large-scale projects, such as managing the employment law consequences of the collapse of Swissair worldwide.

1989 to 1999




Employment Law




Joined Coopers & Lybrand to set up their employment law practice and subsequently led the Price Waterhouse practice internationally.

1988 to 1989


Paisner & Co (Now Berwin Leighton Paisner)


Employment Law


Assistant Solictor


Advised a wide range of clients on employment law and litigating on their behalf.

1987 to 1988


Confederation of British Industry


Employment Law


Head of Employment Law


Provided advice to leading British companies, led the development of policy on legal change in the UK, represented British employers in Brussels and elsewhere in the EU, and acted as their spokesperson on the BBC and in other media.

1985 to 1987


Engineering Employers Federation


Employment Law


Assistant Solicitor


Represented engineering companies in employment litigation and negotiated on their behalf in strikes and other industrial relations disputes.

1972 to 1985


UK local governement


Employment Law


Assistant Solicitor


Advised a range of local government organisations, including police and university organisations, on employment law issues. Represented them in court as well.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Coordinated and managed all HR and employment law matters in 63 countries outside Switzerland for Swiss International Air Lines during its transition to becoming the Swiss national airline following Swissair's collapse.
  • Advised Reuters on all labor law issues arising on the relocation of its administrative hubs in 18 countries to 5 global service centres and, for a time, managed the project's HR workstream.
  • Advised a global bank on employment law issues worldwide when it exited the market for travellers' checks.
  • Advised Digital Equipment Co (DEC) on labor law issues worldwide when it carried out the largest (at least till then) reduction in force in history.
  • Litigated several test cases which have changed labor law in the UK -- including one to the European Court of Justice (Allonby v Accrington and Rossendale College) --often against union opposition.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Occupational sick pay
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2002   Switzerland   Expert has worked in Switzerland for periods of up to 5 months, most recently in 2002.
to   USA   Frequently worked in the US for short periods of time of one to two weeks from 1990 to the present day.

Market Research:
Expert has wide experience with IT companies, airlines, professional services and employment businesses.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has delivered a wide range of seminars on UK and international labor law topics and associated areas, such as data privacy.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has extensive international consulting and project management experience in addition to legal practice.


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