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Jonathan Carr

Jonathan CarrPartner

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I am a partner and specialist employment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising on employment law issues.

My practice has a particular emphasis on restructuring, employee relations issues, TUPE/outsourcing, transactional support and senior executive exits. My clients are similarly diverse from law firms and hedge funds to football clubs and retail brands.

Although part of my role as a partner involves managing client relationships, I am still very much a hands-on lawyer. My clients range across all industry sectors although in recent years I have developed more of a focus on the financial services, legal and pharmaceutical sectors.  I have been recognised for my employment law expertise in both Chambers and Legal 500 for a number of years. I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, chair of Lewis Silkin’s TUPE group and Editor of the Sweet & Maxwell Transfer of Undertakings Bulletin. 

My aim is to assist clients in managing employment issues of all kinds in a swift, commercial and pragmatic fashion, consistent with their corporate culture; to add value by properly understanding their business and through proactive engagement; and to form long term relationships built on trust, personal chemistry and positive outcomes. 

 

Employment

As well as advising on the full range of employment law issues, I have particular expertise and experience in transactional support work and TUPE:

  • I am the Editor of Sweet & Maxwell’s TUPE bulletin, a regular commentator on TUPE issues and have been consulted by BIS in relation to previous legislative reform of TUPE

  • I head up Lewis Silkin’s specialist TUPE group and provide regular training on TUPE for clients and at conferences

  • I work closely with other law firms providing expert employment law due diligence and transactional support to them and their clients on M&A deals and private equity investments 

  • I have considerable expertise in the field of outsourcing including consultation, multi-jurisdictional projects, contested transfers and negotiating TUPE terms

Professional Services

My clients include a number of different professional services organisations in the financial services, legal, PR and travel security/medical assistance sectors.  I advise companies and LLPs frequently on employment law issues relating to highly paid or regulated individuals including remuneration matters, dismissals, conduct and capability situations, data requests/breaches, market practice employment or membership terms as well as many other issues common to the professional services environment.  I understand the commercial pressures and sensitivity often attached to these matters and the need to deal with them in a pragmatic, timely and sometimes creative way. 

Awards and recognition

  • Legal 500 2018: quickly understands a situation and provides very clear and helpful advice
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