Chris is a Solicitor within the Employment Law and HR Services team at mfg Solicitors, joining in October 2016 as part of the divisions continued growth.
Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2016 after spending three years with a specialist employment law firm in the South West. He completed his Law Degree at the University of Winchester and then passed the Legal Practice Course and acquired a Master’s Degree at the University of Law in Bristol. He focused his dissertation on the specialist subject to employment law, in particular the qualifying period for unfair dismissal, the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees and the mandatory ACAS Early Conciliation process.
Areas of Expertise:
Chris advises commercial clients and individuals on all areas of employment law. Chris’ detailed knowledge and understanding of all contentious areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination and contractual claims.
Additionally, Chris’ expertise extends to include non-contentious work, assisting employers with internal employment affairs, employment contracts and Policies.
He is a great team player and provides assistance with the Partners and Solicitors within the Department on employment matters. Clients like his friendly and approachable manner and the fact that he is always keen to help with any issues.
Membership of professional bodies and organisations:
Chris is also a full member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the Law Society and is fully involved with the Junior Lawyers Division.
A cricket fan and a skilled musician. At weekends he plays the organ and piano for local church services, weddings and funerals. Chris is also the Director of the Eastington Church Choir and Assistant Ringing Master of the Stroud Branch of Bell Ringers. Chris lives in Gloucestershire with his wife with their puppy called Dotty.
"I approached mfg through an internet search and chose them due to location. I met Chris for an initial discussion, I was quite distressed and felt upset at the position I was in. Chris listened to my concerns and advised me clearly of what I could do. I choose to continue with a process which Chris walked me through. All through the process I knew what was happening, I viewed all paperwork and was listened too. I hope I am never in need of employment advice again but if I am or I am asked to make a recommendation, Chris will be who I recommend."