Rich Branson, Associate, Employment, Pensions and Immigration
I am an Employment Associate based in the Manchester office, with experience of advising on all aspects of the employment relationship in both contentious and non-contentious matters across a number of sectors, including transport, financial services, retail and energy.
My contentious experience includes acting for employers in relation to complex, multimillion pound claims in the Employment Tribunals and appellate courts (up to the Supreme Court). My non-contentious specialism includes advising private sector clients on senior executive appointments and terminations, mergers and acquisitions, business re-organisations involving TUPE and large-scale collective redundancy programmes. I also assist with straightforward practical employment issues such as long term absence/ ill-health cases, grievance proceedings and performance management/ disciplinary cases, and in drafting service agreements and policies.
Acting for a multinational financial technology company, I both advised on and oversaw the review of its employment contracts across 17 of the jurisdictions in which it operates.
In my personal life, I like to travel and (attempt to) run and play football in order to maintain my fitness levels.