Formerly practiced as a barrister specialising in employment and public law. He had a wealth of experience in collective labour and equality law. He has acted in several notable cases including the Woolworths litigation, test cases on service provision under the disability legislation and TUPE, and has represented government as regional Treasury counsel.

He previously worked at the EU Commission and the European Parliament, has advised UK government and presently sits  as a Fee-Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and have been described by national legal directories as a “switched on and technically expert barrister”.

His academic interests lie predominantly in the field of employment law, particularly European labour law and comparative collective relations. He is currently undertaking research into the modernisation of the courts and tribunals system.

He frequently delivers papers at conferences in the EU and further afield, regularly provides comment in the British media and from 2005-2015 was General Editor of Sweet and Maxwell’s Encyclopaedia of Employment Law.


Recent Publications

Labour Law in Great Britain (3 ed), Kluwer

Law on Termination (with Upex) (8 ed), Jordans

Employment Laws in Europe (with Butler) (3 ed), Spiramus

Pensions and Employment Law (with Derbyshire), Sweet & Maxwell