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Shoosmiths LLP

APEX PLAZA, FORBURY ROAD, READING, RG1 1SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 868800
Fax:
Fax 03700 868801
DX:
117879 (APEX PLAZA)
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Kevin McCavish

Tel:
Work 03700 868802
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Employment

Position

Kevin is Shoosmiths' national head of employment. He has particular expertise in advising on HR issues arising from complex reorganisational and structural changes within organisations, consultation on redundancies and business transfers, implementation of European works council and recognition agreements, as well as protecting intellectual property rights and goodwill. Kevin has considerable contentious employment law experience, enhanced by three years at the Bar, including appearances at the Employment Appeal Tribunal; he regularly represents clients in employment tribunal proceedings dealing with issues ranging from unfair dismissal and redundancy to lengthy and complex discrimination cases. He acted in the well-publicised case of Elaine Day against HRH The Prince of Wales; the highest value (£1.5m) gender reassignment case brought by Jessica Bussart, the well publicised dispute between Mr Rotterson and Fujitsu Limited concerning alleged comments made about the implementation of the Government’s National Health Service Database; and a major political party on positive discrimination in favour of female political candidates. Most recently, Kevin advised the BBC on its relocation to the Media City, Salford; a utilities company on a sensitive harassment claim lodged against a senior member of staff involcing a criminal investigation; and an asset management company on the termination of senior executives.

Career

Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 1993; assistant solicitor Eversheds and Nicholson Graham & Jones 1994-98; called to the Bar, Middle Temple 1998; barrister 1998-2002. Co-author of Tolleys and Butterworth’s ‘Terminating Employment’, ‘Employment Law’ and ‘Working Time Directive’. Editor of Croners publication on ‘Employment Law and the European Union’ and appointed to Croners editorial board.

Languages

Dutch.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

University of Cardiff (1989 BSc); University of London (1990 LLM Commercial and Corporate Law).

Leisure

Mountain biking, skiing, tennis, travel.


South East: Human resources

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

Within: Leading individuals

Kevin McCavish - Shoosmiths LLP

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

Shoosmiths LLP continues to be active in contentious matters and has a strong track record in acting on behalf of employers in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals. Other areas of expertise include corporate support and TUPE matters, trade union issues and specialist knowledge in business immigration. The practice has an impressive client roster of multinational technology corporations, higher education institutions, financial services organisations and national charities. Kevin McCavish, Jonathan Naylor and Paula Rome are the lead partners.

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