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Kevin Poulter, Partner

Kevin Poulter

Partner

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Kevin is a partner in the employment team and works from the London office.

He has a wealth of experience in advising a broad range of commercial and corporate clients, charities, not for profit organisations and senior executive employees on all aspects of the employment relationship, both contentious and non-contentious.

Kevin is the host of The Hearing, a popular legal podcast produced by Thomson Reuters. He is a regular contributor on employment and social media issues to local and national press and a regular guest on Vanessa Feltz’s BBC London show. He has featured in the Guardian, City AM and The Sunday Times as well as professional and trade journals including The Lawyer, Legal Week, Law Society Gazette and Times Higher Education.

Legal Services

Employment

Kevin regularly advises on discrimination claims, business transfers and reorganisations, as well as general HR advisory and contracts work.

Kevin has a particular interest in the development of social media, its impact on the employment relationship, and related disputes. He is able to identify and provide guidance in this area in relation to general commercial concerns, including data protection, privacy, defamation and intellectual property matters arising from the fast-paced growth in digital and communications technology.

Taking the time to get to know and understand his clients’ ambitions, working culture and challenges is important to Kevin and appreciated by his clients. This makes communication easier, advice appropriate and action more effective.

Kevin is a respected speaker on employment law and social media issues. He is also a successful facilitator of training sessions, seminars and roundtable events for a wide range of member organisations, businesses and charities.

Cases

  • Advising an architecture practice on an acquisition and large-scale reorganisation and redundancy across several national offices.
  • Advising a company in the preparation and implementation of a union recognition agreement.
  • Advising an international pharmaceutical company on the relocation of its principal establishment in the UK to France, including assisting with a large-scale consultation exercise, business reorganisation and redundancy process.
  • Defending a national charity in an unfair dismissal claim by an employee involved in a social media privacy breach.
  • Advising a global architect on serious but false allegations made against it by an employee returning from maternity leave.

 

Sectors

Charities

Kevin has acted for many charitable organisations and is aware of the particular and sometimes peculiar governance concerns and issues that can arise. He recognises that it is especially important to understand the nature and character of a charity, its board and senior team to properly and fully advise on day to day employment matters as well as long-term strategy.

Kevin frequently advises senior charity employees and assists with employment queries that arise from time to time.

Cases

  • Defending a national charity in an unfair dismissal claim by an employee involved in a social media privacy breach.
  • Advising several charities on a review of their employment contracts and policies, providing specific advice in relation to volunteers and procedures.

 

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To contact Kevin or for more information…

Call: 0845 404 4133
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