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Giles Betts

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Buckles Solicitors LLP

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Giles advises businesses, the public sector and senior executives on the full spectrum of employment law issues, such as: implementing redundancies and business reorganisations, TUPE, managing employment terminations, conducting disciplinary and grievance procedures and issues to consider when dealing with disabled employees or managing long term sickness absence. He has extensive experience of managing claims in the Employment Tribunals involving issues such as: unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, sex and race discrimination, unlawful deductions from wages and breach of contract claims. In addition Giles drafts contracts of employment, directors' service agreements, company policies and procedures and compromise agreements. Giles also has experience in drafting post termination restrictions and advising clients on enforcing such covenants and protecting confidential information. Giles is a regular speaker on employment law at seminars and conferences.


Trained and qualified as a solicitor at Mills & Reeve’s Cambridge office from 1997 until 2007. He then worked at Hewitsons from 2007 until 2010 where he was a partner and team leader for their Cambridge employment team. Giles joined Buckles in April 2010.


University of Southampton (LLB (Hons.) 2:1 Law); College of Law, Guildford.

East Anglia: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Giles Betts - Buckles Solicitors LLP

Within: Employment

Buckles Solicitors LLP has a growing client base of regional and international companies, thanks to its alliance with CastaldiPartners in Paris and Milan. One international matter that came through this relationship saw practice head Giles Betts advise the French owners of a telecommunications infrastructure company on the closure of the London office of its subsidiary, which included advice on redundancy consultation, settlement agreements, unfair dismissal issues, TUPE and incentive packages for the transfer of staff. Senior solicitor Nicola Cockerill and solicitor Alison Banerjee are also recommended. The practice also advised the general counsel of a US company on UK employment law matters including unfair dismissal and disciplinary procedures, and acted for a UK media company on new arrangements for a senior executive who is a foreign national living abroad.

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