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Penningtons Manches LLP

DA VINCI HOUSE, BASING VIEW, BASINGSTOKE, RG21 4EQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01256 407100
Fax:
Fax 01256 479425
DX:
148600 BASINGSTOKE 21
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Chris Syder

Tel:
Work 01256 407111
Email:
Penningtons Manches LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Chris is a partner in our employment team. His practice covers all aspects of English employment law, ranging from gender pay and the employment law implications of TUPE through to employment tribunal cases, handling senior level grievances/disciplinaries and corporate support. As one of our San Francisco champion partners, his role includes working closely with US and international companies on employment law and international expansion issues. A CEDR accredited mediator, Chris has a keen interest in employment and commercial mediation. He has significant experience in the construction and infrastructure, professional services, and engineering sectors, having been instructed by many leading organisations and senior executives. From November 2011 to June 2017, Chris was the CBI’s governing body representative for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and fully understands the emerging supply chain and human rights opportunities and risks faced by businesses, especially those that are obliged to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015. Chris is based in Basingstoke but regularly works out of our London and San Francisco offices. He was previously head of employment at a London-based international law firm and has more than a decade of successful City experience.

Career

Trained Gryll & Paige Solicitors; qualified 1997; assistant solicitor Nalders Solicitors 1997-2001; assistant solicitor Clarks Legal 2001-04; partner Clarks Legal 2004-07; partner and head of employment Davies Arnold Cooper 2007-11; partner DAC Beachcroft LLP 2011-13; partner Penningtons Manches 2013-to date.

Member

ELA; CIPD.

Education

Richard Lander secondary school, Truro; De Montfort University (2004 LLB (Hons) 2(1)); 2005 LPC, commendation).


South East: Human resources

Employment: Hampshire

Within: Employment: Hampshire

At Penningtons Manches LLP, 'the overall level of service is phenomenal, the advice given is tailored to the business and has a view to the commercial' issues at stake. David Bickford heads a department that acts largely for employer clients and handles cases concerning whistleblowing, liability for holiday pay, discrimination actions and senior employee exits. In recent work, it has dealt with an harassment case in the film industry and separately advised on the dismissal of two board directors amid allegations of corruption. Chris Syder, whose expertise includes gender pay matters, is 'very responsive' and has a 'pragmatic' approach. Gemma Woodhouse and associate Katie Glendinning are 'knowledgeable and personable and meticulous with their case preparation'.

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