Biography

Patrick advises both employers and employees on a range of employment law issues.

He is experienced in both bringing and responding to claims in the Employment Tribunal, including claims of unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing.

Patrick works closely with HR professionals to advise on disciplinary and dismissal issues, capability problems and redundancies.

He is also practised in drafting employment-related documents, such as contracts of employment, contracts for independent contractors, policies and procedures, and settlement agreements.

Expertise and Past Cases

Examples of Patrick’s notable matters include:

  • Negotiated a substantial settlement for a senior employee that was being dismissed for redundancy reasons.
  • Conducting Employment Tribunal proceedings on a range of issues, including recently defending a large regional employer from a claim of unfair dismissal.
  • Provided strategic advice to a local company on implementing an organisation restructure, which included advice on a redundancy consultation exercise.
  • Advised a company in relation to the drafting and enforcement of their employment contracts, including the enforcement of restrictive covenants against an ex-employee.

Specialisms: 

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Disciplinary and performance issues
  • Settlement agreements
  • Drafting employment contracts
  • Drafting policies and procedures

History

Patrick joined the Employment team at Myerson in November 2017, having previously spent two years as a trainee solicitor with well-respected commercial firm, Howes Percival.

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Specialist Areas

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