The recent case of Green v SIG Trading Limited provides a useful reminder to employers about the dangers of using standard UK terms and conditions for overseas…Read More
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Chris represents both employer and employee clients and has a particular interest in international employment law.
His areas of expertise include: drafting employment and consultancy contracts; drafting and advising on incentive plans; advising on redundancies and other dismissals; assisting with day-to-day HR matters including: performance management, disciplinary action, grievances and sickness absence; negotiating settlements; assisting on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and managing international employment advice for multinational clients.
- Managing a cross-border reduction in force exercise for a US technology company, including advising on the UK aspects;
- Acting for a senior employee in a dispute with a major bank;
- Guiding a smaller employer through a complex disciplinary process against an employee;
- Day-to-day employment law advice for a Chinese multinational, coordinating advice across Europe and advising direct on UK HR queries.
Chris trained in the London and Paris offices of a US law firm, gaining experience across a range of areas of law and particularly on cross-border matters. He joined Wedlake Bell upon qualifying as a solicitor in September 2012.
Chris holds a degree in German and Business Studies from the University of Warwick and also speaks French and Italian.
Articles & Comment
04 Jul, 2017 | Chris Williams
24 Jan, 2017 | Chris Williams
A report recently published by the work-life charity Working Families and Bright Horizons has found that UK workplaces are failing to support fathers' wishes to…Read More
09 May, 2016 | Chris Williams
A recent Court of Appeal decision serves as a reminder to employers that if provisions or policies in an employee handbook or other document become incorporated…Read More
26 Nov, 2015 | Chris Williams
In Greenfield v The Care Bureau Limited (C-219/14), the European Court of Justice ruled that in the case of part time employees who increase their working hours…Read More
29 Jul, 2014 | Chris Williams