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Tees Law

PARKVIEW HOUSE, VICTORIA ROAD SOUTH, CHELMSFORD, CM1 1NG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01245 491122
Fax:
Fax 01245 281229
DX:
3312 CHELMSFORD
Email:
Web:
www.teeslaw.com

Robert Whitaker

Tel:
Work 01245 293197
Email:
Web:
www.teeslaw.com
Tees Law

Work Department

Employment Law

Position

Head of Employment and Business Law Department

Career

Robert has had over 17 years at Tees, training with them and being promoted over time. Prior to working with Tees, he worked with the Court service. Robert continues to lead the firm's business law team across the firm which continues to enjoy considerable growth and development with a number of senior appointments to the team. The firm is recognised or its holistic approach to advising businesses on the full range of legal issues and in his field Robert has particualr expertise in advising on strategy and law on reorganisations, TUPE, and advising on discrimination claims and issues, in particular disability claims. He is also experienced in advising on data protection which, with the advent of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 has seen the team being sought out for advise, and training.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Turnford School, Herts; University of Kent at Canterbury (LLB and LLM); College of Law (LPC).

Leisure

Spending time with his family, the arts and music, classic cars and food and drink. Robert is also general counsel of an Essex-based charity, a school governor at a couple of schools and an active member of his local rotary group for which he is club protection officer.


South East: Human resources

Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The employment practice at Tees Law is headed by Robert Whitaker, who splits his time between the firm's Cambridge, Chelmsford and Bishop's Stortford offices and has more than 17 years' experience in TUPE matters and complex performance and conduct disputes involving senior staff and management. The practice's recent work includes advising on settlements for senior executives, particularly in the technology and telecommunications sectors, handling TUPE matters concerning the logistics, service, manufacturing and agriculture sectors,  and advising the fundraising Regulator on issues related to the gig economy and zero hours contracts.

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Employment: Essex

Within: Employment: Essex

During 2017, Tees Law continued to advise senior executives and organisations from the agricultural, education, civil aviation, professional services and logistics sectors, particularly with regard to exit negotiations, settlement agreements, TUPE, discrimination and whistle-blowing tribunal litigation, as well as giving data protection workshops. In a recent highlight, the team advised its key client, the Institute of Fundraising, on the employment and TUPE matters arising from its merger with PFRA. Partner Robert Whitaker, recently promoted senior associate Jonathan Insley and associate Katherine Jameson make up the practice.

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