Rhys Wyborn > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
35 Station Street

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Rhys helps employers manage their staff and HR issues by providing clear and pragmatic advice to find the resolution required.

Rhys works with clients from a range of sectors and is a trusted adviser to many longstanding clients. Rhys is regularly instructed to deal with complex disciplinary and grievance issues, Tribunal litigation, redundancy and business reorganisations, TUPE transfers, together with drafting bespoke employment contracts and HR policies.

Rhys also advises on employment disputes and severance agreements for senior executives and other employees, including the drafting of terms and negotiating matters to a conclusion.

Rhys provides training on HR issues via seminars and forums and bespoke training events for clients including Mock Tribunals and managing investigations.

I enjoy taking the time to get to know my clients and their businesses so that I can ensure the advice I give fits their approach, while also achieving the outcome required. Client service is key to what we do.”

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East Midlands > Employment > Employment

(Next Generation Partners)

Rhys WybornShakespeare Martineau LLP

The employment team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP acts for both employees and employers across all sectors on a wide range of advisory and contentious matters, regularly providing employment advice on major mergers and acquisitions. Contentious matters that the team has recently acted on include large and complex discrimination and whistleblowing matters. Rhys Wyborn and Philip Pepper lead the East Midlands team with the latter also being head of the commercial, IP and employment team nationally. Sandeep Leighs is experienced in complex restructurings. The firm opened new offices in Lincoln at the beginning of 2021.

East Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

The sport law department at Shakespeare Martineau LLP acts for a range of clients, including individual athletes, governing bodies and sporting associations. The team assists with commercial issues, such as funding, endorsements and sponsorships, as well as regulatory aspects. Contentious matters encompass doping and disciplinary issues and contractual fallouts. Rhys Wyborn specialises in employment law and advises athletes on matters including negotiating terms of severances. Ed Wright advises, among others, on commercial contracts with high profile sports brands and has assisted in the drafting of athlete and official team member agreements.