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Paul provides support and assistance to his clients; he aims to be part of their HR team. As head of the Manchester employment team he ensures that this is the approach taken by all.

With 20 years’ experience of working for NHS clients, Paul is a partner who can provide practical and pragmatic advice with a full understanding of context and objectives. Paul delivers clear, straightforward advice. This is the case whether it is an employment tribunal claim, a reorganisation, addressing misconduct, bullying or harassment, or simply a client phoning to double check facts.


Trained Slater Heelis; qualified 1989; legal department Peel Holdings plc, Manchester 1989-92; solicitor then salaried partner Hill Dickinson, Liverpool 1992-2002; salaried partner Laytons, Manchester 2002-05; partner Hempsons 2006 to date.


Employment Lawyers Association.


Whitley High School, Wigan; Lancaster University (LLB 2(1)); Chester College of Law.


Football, music, cycling, allotment.

North West: Public sector


Within: Health

Hempsons¬†¬†has an ‚Äėin-depth knowledge of NHS practice and provides advice that is sound, well-rounded and practical‚Äô. Key members of the team include Anne Ball¬† and Margaret Taylor¬†both of whom provide ‚Äėhigh quality advice and are very professional and dedicated‚Äô. The ‚Äėextremely thorough‚Äô Kirsten Blohm¬† ‚Äėdelivers advice in a timely manner‚Äô. Paul Spencer¬† is ‚Äėdown to earth, easy to talk to and is able to vary his approach depending on the audience‚Äô. Highlights included its appointment, following a competitive tender process, to provide the Cheshire Local Medical Committee 'Practice Development Programme 2017' to over 600 GPs and their practices. It was also engaged by the Primary Care Commissioning CIC (PCC) to deliver a number of primary care workshops to primary care leads in the clinical commission groups as well as to GP practices and federations. Other key clients include the Medical Defence Union and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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