Chris Deeley

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Chris joined JMW in November 2021 as a Solicitor in the Employment department, based in the London office.

Chris works across the full breadth of contentious and non-contentious employment law. He works for businesses and senior executives alike in sectors such as financial services, fintech, life sciences, hospitality, technology, media and entertainment.

Chris’ experience includes:

  • Advising on settlement negotiations for employee exits, including complicated departures of senior executives and redundancy situations;
  • Advising employers and employees on the effect and enforceability of post-termination restrictive covenants;
  • Advising on HR policies and processes, including grievance, disciplinary, capability and whistleblowing procedures, TUPE and GDPR issues;
  • Preparing employment documentation for businesses, including employment contracts, company handbooks and policies;
  • Assisting with Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation including for unfair dismissal, discrimination, victimisation, whistleblowing, working conditions and breaches of contract; and
  • Advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, working alongside JMW’s Corporate team.

Clients and colleagues have praised Chris’ technical legal skills, as well as his ability to present complex points in a straightforward and accessible manner. Chris takes pride in giving advice that is diligent and pragmatic, considering all angles that may affect a client’s position or their objectives.

Chris completed his Law degree at the University of Cambridge in 2015, and earned a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course from BPP University in 2018. Prior to joining JMW, Chris trained at UK top 100 law firm Royds Withy King (now RWK Goodman), qualifying into their Employment department.

Outside of work, Chris’ greatest passion is esports and video games. He also enjoys cooking exotic new dishes and is a devoted fan of Arsenal FC.

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