Greg Burgess > DMH Stallard LLP > Crawley, England > Lawyer Profile

DMH Stallard LLP
Griffin House
135 High Street
RH10 1DQ
England

Work Department

Employment

Position

Partner

Career

Whilst Greg’s main focus is on advising on employment law issues, Greg also acts as the relationship lead with many of the Firm’s business owner clients. Having spent several years working with and supporting mid-market businesses in London and the South East, Greg is able to manage and guide business owners through day-to-day business challenges and will bring in support from other experts within the Firm as required.

Greg builds an understanding of the business, investing time in getting to know the owner and the senior management team. This ensures that the DMH Stallard team supporting the business is able to provide focussed, succinct, business-ready solutions.

Greg’s own expertise allows him to guide businesses through complex change management programmes, and business critical projects – this includes restructures, senior employee exits and settlement agreements, TUPE, changing contracts of employment, and defending complex Tribunal claims. Greg is one of the key members of the Firm’s GDPR team, and works with organisations to get them up to a GDPR compliant level.

Greg also acts for senior executives to plan and negotiate their exits from their roles, including advising on settlement agreements including enhanced termination packages, restrictive covenants, share options and LTIPs.

Work highlights

  • Advising a City-based global reinsurance company on a business transformation project involving closure of one of its UK sites, and moving a large part of its UK business from London to Germany
  • Representing a financial services business in pursuing High Court proceedings against a former Director for breach of contract
  • Acting for the UK’s largest independent brewery in harmonising and updating the contracts of employment for their 1,200 brewery and pub-based staff
  • Advising a City-based utilities company on a business critical project redesigning roles within the organisation, and managing consequential redundancies from the business

Languages

English

Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association

Education

He qualified as a solicitor in 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Employment > Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

DMH Stallard LLP’s employment team is well established in both Crawley and Guildford. Team head Simon Bellm is a well-regarded advocate, having appeared in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal for over 30 years. Greg Burgess, previously head of employment at ASB law (now Knights) is a significant figure within the Gatwick Diamond business community. Will Walsh has particular expertise in handling the termination of senior executives with complex remuneration packages. Adam Williams acts for employers in relation to both immigration and employment work. Abigail Maino, promoted to partner in 2021, leads the firm’s relationships with a number of high-profile clients.