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Weightmans LLP

NO 1 SPINNINGFIELDS, HARDMAN SQUARE, MANCHESTER, M3 3EB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 233 7330
Fax:
Fax 0161 233 7331
DX:
743520 MANCHESTER 65
Email:
Web:
www.weightmans.com

Mark Leach

Tel:
Work 0161 233 7372
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Deals with all types of contentious and non-contentious employment issues; experienced in restructures and reorganisations in both private and public sector organisations, multiple equal pay litigation for local authorities, boardroom disputes and executive termination issues.

Career

Trained Ford & Warren; qualified 1990; Ford & Warren 1989-1994; LB Lewisham 1994-95; DLA Piper 1995-2008; partner Weightmans.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School; University of Liverpool (LLB); College of Law, Chester (Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Swimming, member of Trafford Swimming Club.


London: Public sector

Education: institutions

Within: Education: institutions

At Weightmans LLP, team head Martin Vincent is the client partner for universities including Bangor University, Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire. Other key partners include real estate expert Janice Weatherly and highly regarded employment law lead Mark Leach. Vincent is advising Birmingham City University on expansion models aimed at expanding into the Vietnam market. In other highlight work, the team is advising Queen Mary University of London on its contract to deliver a global MBA programme through the University of London International Academy. Partner Andrew Roberts handles contentious matters and is advising Middlesex University on a fitness for practice challenge involving matters such as student discipline, professional practices and compliance with procedural requirements.

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Local government

Within: Local government

Simon Goacher, who is based in Liverpool, heads a team at Weightmans LLP that 'always provides that extra touch without charging for every minute that they spend assisting a client.' Some of the other key members of the team include Clive Bleasdale in Liverpool and Mark Leach in Manchester. Senior associate Morris Hill, who heads up the social care team in the North West, is noted for being 'very pragmatic, sensible and effective.' The team handles matters ranging from regeneration projects, large-scale employment work and the restructuring of service provision to devolution matters. It is acting for Liverpool City Council on a £1bn redevelopment project and on the contentious side is represented Rochdale Borough Council as a core participant in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

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