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Irwin Mitchell

RIVERSIDE EAST, 2 MILLSANDS, SHEFFIELD, S3 8DT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0370 1500 100
Fax:
Fax 0114 275 3306
DX:
10513 SHEFFIELD
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Simon Fenton

Tel:
Work 023 8083 1285
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Partner specialising in employment law since 1993 and a partner since 2001. Experienced in company reorganisations, large-scale redundancies, boardroom disputes, HR advice employment, law training, High Court injunctions, employment tribunal litigation (including advocacy). Board member of the Waterhill Theatre, Newbury College, Cheam School and the Boxford Masques.

Career

Trained Wilde Sapte (now SNR Denton); qualified 1993; partner Penningtons 2002; partner Thomas Eggar LLP 2007.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Haberdashers Askes; Aston University (1985 BSc); Cardiff University (1990 LLB); De Montfort University (1991 Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Cycling, theatre, training his dog, parking.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

Southampton-based dispute resolution expert Hannah Clipston heads the practice at Irwin Mitchell, which handles sports work out of several UK offices. Clipston and the Gatwick-based Tom Barnard advised the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences on reviewing its appeals policy; Barnard and employment expert Simon Fenton assisted Jess Varnish with bringing an unfair dismissal case against British Cycling. On the private client side, the Chichester-based Michael Taylor continues to advise numerous high-profile sports people on wealth management and tax compliance matters. Stuart Padgham advised a large nutrition company on its sponsorship agreements with rugby player James Haskell and hockey player Alex Danson.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Hampshire

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Fenton - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Employment: Hampshire

Irwin Mitchell's team provides 'responsive and pragmatic advice' which is appropriate to the clients' culture. It handles a range of work spanning restructures and TUPE transfers, to restrictive covenants, discrimination cases and harassment matters. The 'very pragmatic' Simon Fenton 'provides great support on some complex issues' and is well supported by 'positive and confident' associate Andrew Crudge. Clients include Kenwood, Thatcham Research, World of Books and Topcon (Great Britain).

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South East: TMT

Sport

Within: Sport

Irwin Mitchell acts for international and national governing bodies, sports clubs, funders, agents, operators of leisure facilities and individual sports personalities on the full spectrum of sports law matters, with an emphasis on regulatory and governance advice. In 2017, practice head Hannah Clipston acted for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science on a review of the appeals policy through the Sport and Recreation Alliance Legal Panel, which then evolved into conducting a full review of all the association's policies. In another key mandate, employment partner Simon Fenton is acting for former British Olympian Jess Varnish following her removal from the British Cycling Olympic programme. Other key figures include Michael Taylor, who provides tax advice to sports personalities, and commercial contracts expert Stuart Padgham.

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