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Pitmans LLP

THE ANCHORAGE, 34 BRIDGE STREET, READING, RG1 2LU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work +44 345 222 9222
Fax:
Fax +44 118 958 5097
Email:
Web:
www.pitmans.com

Mark Symons

Tel:
Work 0118 570 340
Email:
LB Claims

Work Department

Litigation and employment department.

Position

Mark's employment advice covers business reorganisations, bullying and
harassment, collective consultation, cross jurisdiction issues, social media,
status issues (employed, worker or self employed), whistle blowing and
discrimination. His commercial litigation background supports employment
related disputes advice including bonus claims, wrongful dismissal and
restrictive covenant litigation. Mark also drafts service agreements,
consultancy agreements, handbooks and policies and advises companies,

Career

Articled Clarks; qualified 1986; Pitmans 1988, partner 1989.

Education

Liskeard Grammar School; East Anglia University (1982 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Cricket, Reading FC.


South East: Human resources

Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

At Pitmans LLP, department head Mark Symons successfully represented an expatriate employee before the EAT in a case regarding unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination claims filed against the British Council (BC); the matter set a precedent for expatriate employees by allowing claims against BC to be heard by employment tribunals, something that has been challenged by the respondent. Other key figures include Angela Shields and senior associate Jenny Littlewood. Entrepreneurs, starts-ups and large employers such as Westcoast, Panalux and Advanced also feature on the client roster.

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