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Toby Pochron

Director | Sheffield

"I have dealt with many lawyers over my time, having dealt with all the company legalities in my previous roles, and I can honestly say that you have been one of the best - if not the best! Moving forward with the business... you will be the one to help us grow and navigate our way."

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About Toby

Toby Pochron is an experienced employment law solicitor, predominately providing legal advice to business with a particular focus on managing employee issues, including: defending employment tribunal claims, enforcing restrictive covenants / confidentiality provisions, advising businesses on restructuring and consultation exercises, supporting organisations in their employment focussed GDPR compliance programmes, advising on executive dismissal and negotiating severance packages as well as providing TUPE support in corporate transactions. He provides focused and relevant employment law training seminars for businesses, employers and HR professionals.

Toby also specialises in conducting litigation at Employment Tribunals. He performs his own advocacy and regularly appears in tribunals across the country representing clients in both preliminary and final hearings; regularly engaging in advocacy over multi-day hearings relating to complex discrimination or dismissal claims.

Toby provides sensible, pragmatic and commercial advice, advising on how best to manage complicated grievances and disciplinary matters, and he provides straightforward advice on how to practically manage internal investigations and conduct collective consultations.

Hands-on in his approach, he meets with clients to understand their aims and will often chair internal hearings for dismissals, investigations and consultations as well as both disciplinary and grievance meetings.

His legal career began in a trade union law firm in South Yorkshire providing advice to national trade unions and their members, and he uses this experience to guide employers through difficult or challenging trade union negotiations. He also works with senior employees, directors, partners and key stakeholders in negotiating disputes and / or settlement agreements.

Toby is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Outside of work, and is an Associate Governor and the Data Protection Officer for William Levick Primary School.

Toby is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).


  • Employment Lawyers Association

Notable work & expertise


  • “… a relatively recent addition to the team, Toby’s approach is a blend of pragmatism, sound judgement and commercial understanding.”

    Client testimonial

  • DR

    "We reached out to Toby to support us with a highly confidential, high profile TUPE process. Toby supported at very short notice, representing our...

    Denise Rogers, Senior HR Business Partner

  • "I don’t know what I would have done without you. From taking my ‘emergency SOS’ calls when I was called into the office, helping me when I literal...

    Client testimonial

  • "You were efficient, straight talking, calm and fully understood the issues and what I was dealing with."

    Client testimonial

  • "Someone once said to me a lawyer should take all your stresses and you did just that. Whenever I talk to anyone about these situations I always sa...

    Client testimonial

  • "We work with Toby Pochron, who exemplifies everything we see in Freeths. He offers professional and practical advice that is always specific to ou...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "Toby Pochron is great to work with and he uses language that helps me understand complex legislation. He never sits on the fence, he always tells...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "Toby Pochron provides helpful and insightful advice. Freeths are our go-to firm whenever we need legal assistance."

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "I work mainly with Toby Pochron – he is really good at getting back to us, he provides great practical advice – he has been a life saver this year...

    The Legal 500, 2022

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