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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

Weightmans LLP's education group, led by Martin Vincent, is skilled in advising public sector clients on a range of sensitive and high-value matters, as well as undertaking cross-border work on joint venture programs. The team also has experience in representing institutions at inquests. Susan Matthews provides specialist advice to higher education bodies on governance matters, and Mark Leach is recommended for his experience in contentious employment issues.

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Local government

Within: Local government

Based in Liverpool, Simon Goacher heads the substantial Weightmans LLP national public law team. He is noted for being especially adept in the areas of governance and vires issues and the practice is known for its handling of investigations, many of which are high-profile. John Riddell in Leicester handles litigation, judicial reviews and advisory work for local authorities while Clive Bleasdale advises on a range of real estate matters. The team also provides employment-related expertise; Mark Leach acts for local authorities on equal pay disputes and the team is also home to expertise in commercial, procurement and finance matters.

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North West: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Mark Leach leads the Manchester employment team at Weightmans LLP, while associate solicitor Lee Rogers leads the team in Liverpool, advising clients across the education, healthcare, police and logistics and distribution sectors. The team also provides support to the firm's corporate department, handling TUPE matters and other employment aspects of transactions. Bernadette Worthington left for Hill Dickinson LLP in September 2018, but the team has been bolstered by a number of hires from firms including Clyde & Co LLP, Jackson Lees Group and EAD Solicitors LLP.

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