Ed qualified at Travers Smith in 2003 and became a partner in 2010. His practice covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues as well as business immigration, acting for employer clients only.
Ed´s experience includes advising on board level disputes, team moves, discrimination, whistleblowing, TUPE, collective consultation, trade union issues, the employment-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, litigation in the Employment Tribunal and the High Court and business immigration issues including sponsorship under the UK Visas and Immigration 'points-based system'.
Ed´s recent work includes:
- acting for a Plc client negotiating exit terms for a departing board level executive director
- defending race discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claims brought in the Employment Tribunal by an ex-employee
- advising in relation to a collective consultation process arising on an HR restructuring involving 100+ UK redundancies as well as changes to employment terms and conditions
- advising on TUPE and the other employment aspects of a large scale outsourcing
- reviewing and revising a full suite of employment contracts and handbook policy documents.
Ed's clients include AIG Asset Management, Bain Capital, Groupon, Lenovo, Marathon Asset Management, McColl's Retail Group Plc, Raytheon UK, Robert Walters Plc, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Virgin Active.
Ed's recent seminar presentations have covered whistleblowing, agency workers, data protection and TUPE. Ed also runs training sessions for HR and in-house legal teams as well as his client's line managers on topics including managing performance, sickness absence, diversity and discrimination and restrictive covenants. Ed also regularly runs training sessions for employee representatives at the commencement of collective redundancy and/or TUPE processes.
Chambers UK ranks Ed as "up and coming" (2014) and states that his "practice spans the gamut of employment law and he is comfortable when acting for clients on either contentious situations or in an advisory capacity." (2014). The Legal 500 describes Ed as "sure-footed when it comes to making tactical decisions" (2012) and "impressive" (2011).
Ed is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).