Carl Vincent


What My Clients Have Said

I have worked with many solicitors during my 25 years in HR, you are one of the best – you made my job easier and saved so much of my time when resources have been so tight.

I would like to extend my warmest thanks for your sage and considered advice – an understanding yet practical employment lawyer is like gold dust and you have a Midas-like touch. I was very impressed with the level of responsiveness and won’t hesitate to use you or recommend you in future.

I couldn’t have asked for a better person/lawyer to hand-hold me through a very stressful and upsetting time. I couldn’t have done it without you and your advice at all times, for me was 100% right.

To add to my thanks I must say how impressed I’m been by yourself personally and Girlings generally, a credit to the profession, certainly up with the best of the legal profession I’ve dealt with and I would be more than happy to recommend to others.

In regard to my case, after providing detailed facts to Carl Vincent, he produced an extremely well crafted piece of work which led to a conclusive result in my favour. Many thanks Carl!

I must say that I was immensely pleased with the quality and care of advice you provided in December of last year, and I would recommend you and Girlings highly.

When we came to see you we certainly were realistic and prepared for battle to win, or loose all. With your guidance, we are, where we are today – and we could not have done it without you!

Many thanks to you for your very calm assistance and for being so responsive and easy to get hold of.

You have been so efficient, comprehensive and incisive and that has helped so much at what has been one of the most difficult times in my life. Mrs Armstrong

I think the service you provided me was first class, truly, and I am grateful to you for this.

I want to say a heartfelt thank you for all your help and excellent counsel.  We could definitely not have done it without you.

I would like to thank Carl Vincent and his team for making what could have been a stressful process very simple and clear. Carl was very honest and straightforward in guiding me through my case. He was excellent in keeping me calm through a very difficult period.

The advice I was given was of a very high quality, technically strong and explained to me clearly. My needs were understood and the guidance on the strategy was clear and pragmatic. I was reassured about the actions I would be taking and able to be confident in the steps of the process and what we had to do. Carl was very much a trusted advisor. I felt the softer side of the advice was excellent in addressing the psychological effects of the situation and the importance of being able to get on with day to day working and personal life. I definitely received value for money.  Head of Legal - Software & Outsourcing Company

‘Carl Vincent was amazing and I would highly recommend him. He was very knowledgeable, a great advisor, made you feel that you had his undivided attention and gave wise counsel.’  Director – Investment Management firm.

Employment Law
Head of Employment Law

Carl is an experienced employment lawyer with expertise in all areas of Employment Law and Employment Tribunal Litigation. He also has extensive experience of High Court Litigation and Partnership and Shareholder disputes.

Carl graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in history. He was articled to Girlings and qualified as a solicitor in 1995.

On qualification he moved to London and joined Fleet Street practice Royds Treadwell, where he became a partner in 1998. In 1999 Carl joined the highly rated employment team at Dechert LLP, an international law firm with headquarters in Philadelphia, where he remained until he re-joined Girlings as a partner and Head of Employment in 2007.

While practising in the City Carl specialised in employment law and advised a diverse client base of listed and private companies which included insurers, banks and other financial services businesses, charities, publishers, media and advertising companies, manufacturers, retailers, construction and property companies, IT businesses, recruitment consultants, tour operators and airlines as well as directors and senior employees on a broad range of employment-related areas.

Carl has retained a diverse practice base at Girlings - acting for businesses and individuals including providing hands on, day to day surgery advice to businesses; drafting documentation such as service agreements, bonus schemes, handbooks and policies; handling senior executive terminations and collective redundancies; providing transactional support on corporate transactions; conducting and advising on all aspects of employment tribunal claims (including advocacy) and representing clients in High Court proceedings and shareholder, partnership and LLP disputes.

In addition to being Head of the Employment Department, Carl has overall responsibility for the Firm’s Commercial Practice.

Employment Law (Business) Employment Law (Personal)

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My Specialisms

Carl has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Restraint of trade cases including team moves, interim injunctions, restrictive covenant disputes and confidential information cases
  • Advocacy
  • Redundancy and restructuring issues
  • Discrimination
  • Transfer of Undertakings
  • Partnership, LLP and shareholder disputes
  • Data Protection.

Carl is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and is a regular speaker at employment training seminars.


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