For his clients, David is the first call for challenging employment queries. “An employer might call me about (re)negotiating staff contracts or attending a tribunal,” he explains. “An employee may call me about a pending grievance or redundancy. My role is to ensure that, whatever a good outcome looks like, we achieve it.”
That commitment to achieving a ‘good outcome’ is built on David’s passion for his work. “I like helping people. Intellectually, employment is a really interesting part of the law, but it’s also a very human part of the law. It’s about people’s lives. Whether you’re an employer or employee, relationships matter. I like that human dimension.”
That philosophy informs David’s approach to his work. “Whatever the issue – from a policy that stands the test of time to a grievance that needs resolving – I help guide people through the process. Where necessary, I help provide the objective view, taking the heat and emotion out charged situations to reach better commercial and/or personal solutions.”
David’s background (and ongoing role) in commercial law enables him to bring a unique perspective to his employment law work. “In both areas of law, the right solution is one that’s realistic, that leads to the best result and, wherever possible, protects relationships,” he explains. “I think my clients would say those are the sorts of solutions I work to deliver.”
David read Economics at Leeds University (BA) and qualified as a solicitor in 2001. He joined GSC in 2005, where employment law has grown to occupy most of his workload. He became a partner in 2013.
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