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Gotelee Solicitors

31-41 ELM STREET, IPSWICH, IP1 2AY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01473 211121
Fax:
Fax 01473 230387
DX:
3220 IPSWICH
Email:
Web:
www.gotelee.co.uk

Andrew West

Tel:
Work 01473 298102
Email:
Web:
www.gotelee.co.uk
Gotelee Solicitors

Work Department

Employment

Position

Head of Employment

Career

Andrew West is a solicitor and partner specialising in employment law at Gotelee Solicitors, Ipswich acting primarily for businesses but also individuals. 

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and has worked exclusively in employment law since 1999 having initially practiced dispute resolution.

Appreciating how stressful, disruptive and worrying employment issues can be, Andrew cuts through complex legal issues quickly and explains them clearly. Offering practical solutions to any employment problems, his approach is best described as supportive, realistic, commercial and ‘no-nonsense’.

Specialties: 

• Breach of contract
• Compromise agreements 
• Disciplinary and grievance procedures 
• Discrimination (sex, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, age) 
• Employment contracts 
• Health and safety 
• Maternity and family friendly rights 
• Pay and benefits 
• Performance issues 
• Sickness absence 
• Redundancy and Restructuring
• Restrictive covenants 
• Training
• Tribunal complaints 
• TUPE issues 
• Unfair and constructive dismissal 
• Wages Act issues 
• Working Time Regulations

Education

Studied law at Nottingham Trent University


East Anglia: Human resources

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew West - Gotelee Solicitors

Within: Employment

Clients of Gotelee Solicitors are 'very pleased with response times and the team’s depth of knowledge; the lawyers are very thorough, and good at understanding business needs and following up with appropriate action'. The firm is seen as having one of the most prominent employment practices in Ipswich, though it supports clients from across East Anglia in business immigration, TUPE matters, settlement agreements, contracts, policies, disciplinary hearings, discrimination cases, employment tribunals and much more. Andrew West leads the practice and is a regular advocate in tribunals, as well as handling employment issues that arise in corporate transactions. He recently acted for a large local employer in a complex disability discrimination grievance. Consultant Brian Morron has more than 30 years' experience as an employment law specialist and until recently sat as a tribunal judge. Business immigration and employment law specialist Marie Allen is ‘patient, knowledgeable and good at looking ahead at possible problems that may occur'.

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