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Graham Irons

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Howes Percival LLP

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Employment and pensions.


Graham is a partner and provides advice to clients in both the private and public sectors. He is a regular speaker at a range of events and has a reputation for delivering fun and practical seminars and training.


Senior solicitor Greenwoods Solicitors LLP 2000; director of employment Howes Percival LLP 2005; partner Howes Percival LLP 2008.


Employment Lawyers Association.


Anglia University (1993 LLB Hons (2:1)); Guildford College of Law (1994).


Family, tennis, travel.

East Midlands: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Graham Irons - Howes Percival LLP

Within: Employment

Howes Percival LLP’s team handles a range of matters, from redundancy, restructuring and TUPE processes to multi-party claims and discrimination disputes. Restrictive covenant enforcement and the negotiation and management of senior executive exits are other areas of focus. The group's clients primarily consist of private sector companies, although it is also adept at advising public sector clients. Practice head Paula Bailey, Graham Irons and director Alex Payton form the heart of the practice, with associate Hannah Pryce providing key support. In recent work, the department assisted Marston’s with TUPE issues related to the client’s acquisition of Charles Wells’ brewery, beer brands, canning and bottling plant, and warehouse facilities. Another highlight was defending Integrated Doorset Solutions in tribunal proceedings regarding TUPE claims brought by over 150 claimants in the context of the acquisition of a number of assets from an administrator. The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Mercedes-Benz and Weatherbys are also clients.

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East Midlands: Public sector


Within: Education

Howes Percival LLP is particularly adept at assisting with group academy conversions, a specialism of practice head Daniel Banton, and employment-related advice ranging from restructuring to the management of parental complains, which are areas of expertise of Graham Irons. In addition to advising the Learners’ Trust on its growth strategy from a six-school multi-academy trust to one that includes eighteen schools, the group also assisted the University of Coventry with changes to its data protection policy in view of expected General Data Protection Regulation changes. Elston Hall Multi-Academy Trust and Services 4 Schools are also clients.

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