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Gateley Plc

SHIP CANAL HOUSE, 98 KING STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 4WU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 836 7700
Fax:
Fax 0161 836 7701
DX:
14317 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com
Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Stephen Hills

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 161 836 7956
Email:
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Stephen is a partner in the employment department. He is a specialist employment lawyer, with an emphasis on contentious work such as unfair dismissal, redundancies, executive severance, employment relations issues, discrimination and employment tribunal litigation. Stephen also advises on industrial relations and trade union law. Stephen has over 20 years’ experience of working with a variety of organisations from owner managed businesses to major international companies and trade unions. Stephen is very experienced in employment tribunal litigation and undertakes advocacy for clients. He appears in all of the major tribunal centres throughout England and Wales, often for household name clients in high value cases. Stephen has also represented clients in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (in England and Scotland) and the Central Arbitration Committee.

Career

Trained: Mills & Reeve; qualified 1986; Halliwell Landau 1990; partner Gateley 1992.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Shoeburyness Comprehensive School; University of East Anglia (LLB (Hons)).

Leisure

Stephen enjoys going to the gym, walking and gardening. He also enjoys real ale.


North West: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

The ‘seasoned and unflappableMichael Ball heads the team Gateley Plc . He is someone who ‘gets the job done without fuss without trying to drag things out and score unnecessary legal points’. Ball often advises on the TUPE aspects of business sales and service provision changes together with large-scale restructuring and harmonisation programmes. Chris Thompson regularly advises on the employment aspects of corporate and commercial transactions and is a skilled tribunal advocate. Stephen Hills  is recommended for his work on trade union matters with an emphasis on contentious work such as unfair dismissal, redundancies, executive severance and other issues such as discrimination. The team has particular strength in the retail and leisure sectors. Clients include the British Medical Association, Chubb Insurance, Halfords Autocentres and Mothercare and Early Learning Centre.

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