Andrew Gibson > Hill Dickinson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
50 FOUNTAIN STREET
MANCHESTER
M2 2AS
England

Work Department

Employment and pensions.

Position

Andrew qualified in 1989, and gained a wide range of employment litigation experience with a niche commercial law firm in Manchester before joining Hill Dickinson in September 2001. Andrew has extensive experience in a range of employment law matters, and undertakes advocacy in the Employment Tribunals, and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has conducted litigation in the Court of Appeal. He advises on all aspects of an increasingly complex area of law, including TUPE, the Working Time Directive, race, sex and disability discrimination and redundancy. He is also involved in extensive litigation on-going nationally relating to equal pay. Notable cases include Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery NHS Trust v Bewley and the national test issue of Jones & Ors v Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Ors. He acts primarily for employers, from small private companies to large PLCs, NHS Trusts, Colleges, Local Authorities and Universities. He has acted for teachers and lecturers in disputes with their employers, and as a school governor for many years has a particular interest in Education Law. He is also a prominent member of the firm’s on-going training and continuing development activities for clients and potential clients, as well as coordinating the training needs for solicitors and support staff in the employment and pensions practice group.

Career

Trained Philip Conn & Co; qualified 1989; solicitor Philip Conn & Co 1989-94; partner Philip Conn & Co 1994-2001; solicitor Hill Dickinson LLP 2001-08; partner Hill Dickinson LLP 2008-todate.

Memberships

Employment Lawyer’s Association.
Member of the Liverpool Law Society Employment Committee

Education

Henbury High School, Macclesfield; Leicester Polytechnic (1986 LLB 2:1); College of Law, Chester (1987).

Leisure

Football, squash, badminton, theatre, hill-walking.