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Chris Kisby

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Chris is the head of our Nottingham office’s Employment team and a Partner at Shakespeare Martineau.  He is also a leading individual within the firm’s sports sector offering and is an accredited UK Anti-Doping Advisor.

Chris advises on all employment and human resources matters, and all employment-related aspects of corporate and commercial transactions. This includes IPOs, mergers, acquisitions and insolvencies, as well as commercial insourcing and outsourcing arrangements.

Chris has a wealth of experience in Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal litigation and advocacy. He has successfully defended all types of claim, including multi-party discrimination claims, unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, collective redundancy issues, equal pay and claims under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

Chris also provides employment law support in High Court proceedings involving the enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants and confidentiality provisions, bonus issues, and director/shareholder disputes.

His client base includes professional sports clubs and governing bodies, education establishments, media and publishing companies, food and drink manufacturers, global retail brands, security service providers, investment banks and other financial services organisations.

East Midlands: Human resources


Within: Employment

Shakespeare Martineau LLP delivers ‘excellent service in a timely manner’ to both employers and employees, with high-value and complex claims and advice on the employment aspects of corporate transactions key areas of activity. While the group is active across various sectors, practice head Philip Pepper has developed a specialism in the food and drinks sector and Chris Kisby exhibits particular expertise in the sports sector. A team consisting of Pepper, legal director Sandeep Leighs and associate Pav Clair successfully defended longstanding client Iceland Foods against a discrimination claim involving 25 separate allegations of discriminatory conduct. In other work, Kisby led advice to Pall-Ex Group on the successful exit of a senior management member. Commonwealth Games England, Tangerine Confectionary and Hook Norton Breweries are also clients.

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