Adam Grant

Partner

Employment




T: +44 (0)20 7395 3180
agrant@wedlakebell.com

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Expertise

Adam partners with companies and senior leadership teams to ensure the effective day-to-day and strategic management of staff. This means understanding the business – delivering clear, concise and practical solutions and working to achieve commercial aims.

His practice covers the full range of employment law including advising on complex disciplinary, performance and discrimination issues; project managing restructures, redundancies, contractual variations and boardroom matters; transactional support in particular TUPE and outsourcing; and dispute resolution starting from managing grievances all the way through to defending claims in the Employment Tribunal and High Court. Adam has considerable expertise in commercial projects, hospitality, trade associations, recruitment, later living and the arts.

Adam also acts for senior executives and high net worth individuals. His focus is on helping them enter and exit the employment relationship in the most efficient and financially beneficial manner, including protecting bonuses and advising on the impact of post-employment restrictions.


Recent Experience

  • Collective redundancies – advising two global brands on large scale resourcing reductions.
  • Covid – supporting businesses to create new hybrid working arrangements.
  • Business Protection – representing a recruitment business in protecting its client base and preventing a team move brought about by former employees joining a competitor.
  • Remuneration structures – guiding a national business through significant changes to long standing commission and bonus arrangements for its senior management team.
  • TUPE/Outsourcing – advising a global fashion brand on the outsourcing of its warehouse and distribution functions including the associated TUPE risks.
  • Senior Executives – representing a Chief Executive in respect of claims for whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and breach of contract.

Career History

Adam qualified into the Wedlake Bell Employment team in 2004. Prior to that, he obtained a degree in Law and Business from Keele University and his LPC from Nottingham Law School.

Adam has co-authored Boardroom Employment Law: From Recruitment to Dismissal (ICSA Publishing) and is a regular commentator in the national press and HR publications on employment law matters. Adam also provides clients with bespoke employment law training.


Publications

Adam has co-authored Boardroom Employment Law: From Recruitment to Dismissal (ICSA Publishing) and is a regular commentator in the national press and HR publications on employment law matters. Adam also provides clients with bespoke employment law training.


" I mainly work with Adam Grant who has been brilliant over the years – succinct, knowledgeable and responsive. He has taken the time to learn about our industry and UK office / team. A pleasure to work with!"


— Legal 500, 2022

"Jemma Pugh and Adam Grant provide most of our day-to-day advice. They are both able to take the legal position and help align it to the requirements of the organisation."


— Legal 500, 2022

"The department is led by Adam Grant, who advises on business reorganisations, outsourcing and transactional issues, as well as litigation before the Employment Tribunal and the High Court."


— Legal 500, 2017

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Home Is Where the Workplace Is

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Jabs and jobs; a legal analysis

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Employment law – changes and trends for the start of 2021

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Episode 2: Liability for harassment – Protecting your organisation

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The Good Work Plan

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Harassment claims – protecting your business

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Last orders? Banning drinking during working hours

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Update: National Living Wage, National Minimum Wage and Compensation Limits

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Roundtable: employment

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Summer holidays – common problems for employers

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Employment Update – Festive Season: Employer Checklist

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Employment compensation limits: new rates

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TERMINATION PAYMENTS – THE NEW TAX RULES

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Joint employer concept to be tested in High Court – Adam Grant & Blair Adams comments were published in Personnel Today

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How harassment escapes justice

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Dress down for work as the heatwave continues – Adam Grant comments for the times

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National Minimum Wage: new rates

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Employment Tribunal Fees are unlawful

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Sexual harassment in the workplace: Uber media outcry alerts employers to cut the risk