Our People

Chris Thompson

Partner

  • Location: Manchester
  • Email: Chris Thompson
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 161 836 7935
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 161 836 7701
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 218 216

Expertise

Chris is noted for his robust commercial approach. He advises on the full spectrum of employment issues and is an accomplished employment tribunal advocate. He regularly acts on the employment aspects of corporate transactions leading the corporate support team in the northern region.  Clients cover 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.

Experience

Chris qualified in 1997 and has specialised as an employment lawyer for 19 years. He has acted act for employment agencies/businesses for 11 years.  He is a regular speaker on employment law and recruitment issues, including recent presentations to APSCo members on compliance, new legislation and social media/business protection.

Successes

Defended a major high street retailer in complex multi claimant TUPE litigation relating to insolvency.

 

Defended an employment business in a claim of unlawful race discrimination brought by an agency worker.

 

Designed and implemented restructuring project including bulk settlement agreements in the health sector.

Interests

Chris is a three handicap golfer and is a member of The Royal Birkdale Golf Club. He enjoys most sports and is a retired rugby player.