Chris Thompson - People - Gateley

Chris Thompson

Partner

Gateley Legal

  • Manchester
  • t: 0161 836 7935
  • m: 0792 021 8216

Expertise

Chris has specialised in employment law since qualification in 1997. He advises on the full spectrum of employment issues and is an accomplished employment tribunal advocate

Chris regularly acts on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, with the focus on warranties/indemnities, consultation obligations and the application of TUPE. He has developed a particular expertise in employment issues relating to insolvency terminations. 

His has experience in sectors including recruitment, retail, leisure and travel, utilities and energy, financial services, health and the public sector. In the recruitment sector work includes compliance and risk management, engagement models, restrictive covenants and employment litigation including all aspects of Employment Tribunal claims.

Chris is an engaging presenter and a regular speaker on employment law and recruitment issues, including presentations to APSCo members on compliance, new legislation and social media/business protection. He enjoys undertaking bespoke client training on topical issues of the day. 

He acts for numerous employment agencies/businesses and has been heavily involved in advising on the implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. This has included advice on compliance and risk management, the type and form of engagement model (including the 'Swedish derogation'), and drafting terms and conditions between employment businesses, hirers and agency workers.

Chris has vast experience dealing with the full spectrum of employment tribunal claims such as unfair dismissal, breach of contract, TUPE, whistle blowing and all kinds of discrimination and is an accomplished advocate. This means that he is well placed to provide robust advice finding a balance between commercial realities of running a business and the minefield of employment legislation.

Chris formed part of the Employment Lawyers Association's working party on its response to the government's call for evidence on collective consultation and redundancy.
 

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