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Simon Brian advises a broad and diverse range of clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law and HR matters.

His clients value his straightforward approach and advice to finding commercially viable and practical solutions, and he is an advocate for proactive and preventative management of employment and people-related issues within the workplace.

Chambers UK 2022 comments:

“Simon is efficient, responsive and outlines different options clearly and explores their implications. He listens to our needs. His advice and guidance is always very measured and appropriate; he gives different alternatives and other routes. He’s always very responsive and helpful. He is detailed and thorough, which gives confidence that the advice is correct.”

Simon has a wealth of experience of working in partnership with employer clients to provide advice on all aspects of HR and employment law.

Prior to becoming a solicitor, Simon enjoyed a successful first career in management within a FTSE 100 PLC environment in the banking and financial services sector, amassing significant HR and management experience.

His previous management background has provided him with the ability to have real empathy and gravitas with clients, who appreciate his commercial, ‘hands-on’ advice, based on his own experience of handling people issues on a day-to-day basis.

Simon’s employment practice is diverse and comprehensive and encompasses advising clients on dismissals and terminations, discrimination issues, redundancies, employment contract disputes, disciplinary and grievance matters, organisational restructures and TUPE issues, whistleblowing matters and HR policies and procedures.

He conducts employment tribunal proceedings on behalf of his clients. These include large scale multi-national global corporations, public sector organisations, private limited companies, SMEs, charities, trade unions and unincorporated bodies. Simon also acts for company directors and senior executives.

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004, Simon has gained excellent, high-quality experience working in large Top 100 commercial legal practices, which included spending time on an overseas secondment to a global German-based client.

In addition to being a practising lawyer, Simon is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.

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