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Work 01753 889995
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40256 GERRARDS CROSS
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Chris Brazier

Tel:
Work 01753 279029
Email:
B P Collins LLP

Work Department

Employment and Business Immigration

Position

Senior associate

Career

Chris Brazier advises on contentious and non-contentious employment issues, having built up wide ranging expertise in the employment law field since qualifying in 2008. 

Chris deals in matters that range from day-to-day HR enquiries and advising on the employment aspects that arise as a result of the sale or acquisition of businesses. Chris also advises corporate clients on business immigration issues, with a particular focus on obtaining sponsorship licences and ensuring compliance with the Immigration Rules when obtaining skilled worker visas under the Points Based System.

He has built up specific expertise on the requirements and effect of TUPE, alongside significant experience of advising clients who are involved in disputes and Employment Tribunal proceedings and regularly assists on High Court injunctions. He also carries out his own advocacy at the Employment Tribunal, where he was recently successful in pursuing an unauthorised deductions claim for a senior executive.

Languages

English

Member

Employment Lawyers Association and Immigration Law Practitioners Association

Education

Chris obtained a 2.1 degree from Hertfordshire University. He completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London, obtaining a Commendation.


South East: Human resources

Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

B P Collins LLP's employment practice is 'a pleasure to work with; the team is well organised and its lawyers give clear, full instructions and work hard to develop relationships with clients'. It acts for a number of corporate clients and high-net-worth individuals on a range of employment matters, with notable strength in restrictive covenant matters. It also handles business immigration matters and focuses on issues arising from the automotive, IT, retail, manufacturing, construction and pharmaceutical industries. 'Outstanding' practice head Jo Davis advised Number 8 Group, which provides construction workers to construction companies, on a possible £100,000 tax levy by the Construction Industry Training Board arising from a change in the law, which involved an analysis of the law around employment status for the purposes of the levy. In another key mandate, senior associate Chris Brazier (who is 'organised, sharp and inspires confidence in his clients') represented TMD Technologies in an Employment Tribunal claim by one of its former senior managers alleging age discrimination and unfair dismissal. Other key figures include Kathryn Fielder, whose 'guidance and direction are impeccable, and who demonstrates sensitivity and compassion to clients'.

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Immigration

Within: Next generation lawyers

Chris Brazier - B P Collins LLP

Within: Immigration

B P Collins LLP's immigration practice provides 'very good all-round service' and has 'great knowledge of the law, the client's business and the market generally'. Practice head Chris Brazier is singled out for providing advice that is 'straightforward and responsible'; he has wide-ranging knowledge of the points based system and sponsor licensing, among other business immigration matters, and also assists individuals. He is assisted by senior associate Kathryn Fielder, who has extensive experience in obtaining sponsorship licences as well as assisting sponsored employees with obtaining visas once their licence is granted. The practice's clients cover a range of sectors, with an emphasis on architecture, financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and retail.

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