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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Employment group.


Partner in the employment group based in Reading. Practices all areas of both contentious and non-contentious employment law, including advising clients on TUPE, trade union disputes, employment tribunal litigation, enforcing post-termination restrictive covenants and the negotiation of severance deals.


Trained David Phillips & Partners; qualified 1997; joined Penningtons Manches as partner in 2011; previously partner at Shoosmiths since 2006; prior to that associate at Watson, Farley & Williams LLP (London). Publications of note: co-author and editor of ‘Drafting Service Agreements’.




St Mary’s College, Crosby; University of Salford, BA (Hons) Geography (1991); University of Huddersfield, Common Professional Examination (CPE) (1994); The College of Law (Chester), Legal Professional Course (‘LPC’) (1995).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Employment > Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Daff Richardson  and Eugene Wojciechowski lead the employment team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, a local practice with an international reach which predominantly advises clients in social housing, education, tech, life sciences, financial services and construction and is highly active in boardroom disputes and other litigation. Chris Syder is ‘a superb tactician with a big heart‘  who resolves workplace issues, including through mediation. Tech companies rely on Gemma Woodhouse for advice on contentious and non-contentious matters, as well as discrimination matters.

South East > Real estate > Social housing

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s Basingstoke-based social housing team provides a broad service to its large client base of predominantly housing providers and associations, with dedicated subteams handling homeownership, social housing finance, and portfolio and asset management. Practice head Linda Storey focuses on the transactional side, often handling acquisitions and disposals as well as their associated planning agreements. Eugene Wojciechowski heads the social housing employment offering, where he acts on matters relating to issues including discrimination and modern slavery. Commercial property lawyer Catherine Bradshaw advises on complex transactions, acquisitions, and regeneration schemes, while associate Charlotte D’Avola leads on securitisation and portfolio management. Laura McCann and Graham Phillips are also recommended.