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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Paul is head of the firm’s 40-lawyer employment team. He advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment and partnership matters and is recognised, in particular, for his expertise in restrictive covenant and injunction issues. Paul is experienced in all forms of employment litigation, both in the High Court and tribunals, as well as boardroom disputes, discrimination (in employment and partnership), TUPE matters and outsourcings. He works for a wide range of private sector employers, from a major fast food retailer to financial institutions and also acts for senior employees, including partners, founders and FTSE C-suite executives.


Trained BLP; partner 1996; partner Dawsons 2010; partner Penningtons Solicitors LLP 2011.


Employment Lawyers’ Association.


Monmouth School; LSE.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Employers

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is known for its representation in board level disputes and high value discrimination claims, as well as providing assistance with the employment aspects of restructurings. The firm is also notable for its specialisms in the sports and technology sectors. Practice head Paul Mander is recommended for restructuring and collective redundancy advice as well as support on contentious dismissals. Sports specialist Andrew Haywood and maritime expert Nick Humphreys are also integral.

London > Employment > Senior executives

The team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP has a ‘strategic and empathetic’ approach to assisting senior executives, with a particular focus on contentious departures in the financial sector. Alongside this, the firm advises on non-contentious reshuffling, exit negotiation, and post-termination restriction cases. Paul Mander is experienced at handling the full range of departures, while Ruby Dinsmore is ‘a force to be reckoned with’, and specialises in discrimination litigation, particularly pertaining to gross misconduct and sexual harassment. Other key team members include Tom Walker, who leads on regulatory work, managing associate Hester Jewitt, and senior associate Sarah Mant.