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Tim Forer

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‚ÄėTim Forer is singled out for his adept handling of contentious respondent work‚Äô Chambers UK, A Client‚Äôs Guide to the Legal Profession 2011. Tim joined Blake Lapthorn in May 2011. Tim is highly experienced in all aspects of employment law. He has specialised in advocacy since his earlier career with the Royal Navy, as an officer and a barrister where he regularly appeared in Courts Martial, and more recently in private practice where he represents clients at employment tribunals, including the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Whilst he specialises in contentious matters, Tim also provides practical, commercial advice to organisations, drawing on his management background. He regularly speaks on employment law and related matters at seminars and workshops. He is also chairman of the governors of a major local independent school.


The Employment Law Bar Association

London: Public sector

Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

Blake Morgan LLP's multi-disciplinary team, which is made up of litigators and corporate, real estate and employment specialists among others, provides 'an excellent service'. Matthew Smith, who is the head of the education sector practice, assisted Hereford Sixth Form College with its conversion to academy status, which included preparing a funding agreement with the Department for Education, and advising on due diligence issues, revised governance arrangements and asset transfers. Tim Forer led a substantial team that handled a large-scale title review and academy conversion project for a schools trust. In other work, the team advised the National College for Teaching and Leadership with disciplinary actions taken against a number of teachers in connection with the so-called Trojan horse letter, which alleged a strategy by some individuals to take over and run schools on strict religious principles. Penny Rinta-Suksi and Ruth Leadbitter are other names to note.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Hampshire

Within: Employment: Hampshire

Blake Morgan's team is 'quick to respond, has excellent strength-in-depth and a pragmatic and sympathetic approach to problem resolution'. Its comprehensive workload encompass contentious and non-contentious work including discrimination cases, business reorganisations, outsourcing and TUPE and data protection. Highlights include acting for Portsmouth University in a complex and lengthy Employment Tribunal claim for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal; practice co-head Tim Forer has been conducting the advocacy at the preliminary hearings. Fellow co-head Sarah Peacock has 'a wide knowledge of current employment law which she applies pragmatically to find the best solution for employer and employee'. Senior associate Lisa Wallis and Natalie Painter are other well-regarded members of team, which was further boosted by the addition of associate Holly Cudbill, who joined in July 2017 from Coffin Mew LLP. Max Craft retired from the partnership but remains with the firm as a consultant.

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