Meet David Morgan, Employment Law Solicitor:
Following the announcement of the closure of the Pfizer manufacturing site he was selected by his colleagues to represent them during the redundancy process and therefore, somewhat unusually for an employment lawyer, has experience of large scale redundancy consultations from an employee’s perspective and first hand experience of the personal issues and uncertainty faced by his clients.
The analytical and commercial skills gained while working in industry give David insights into the financial and operational pressures faced by his clients.
David’s experiences in representing his colleagues led him to choose to retrain as a solicitor on leaving Pfizer in 2008 and following his graduation from the University of Kent and the College of Law he joined Girlings in 2011 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2013.
Employment Law (Business) Employment Law (Personal)
David advises on all aspects of employment law. Examples of matters David has worked on include:
- Advising the employees of several large businesses, including a number of household names, in large scale redundancy exercises
- Advising employers with regard to obtaining a sponsor licence and sponsoring overseas employees to obtain skilled worker visas
- Collaborating with colleagues in the Corporate and Commercial and Commercial Property on the employment law aspects of business acquisitions and disposals
- Advising a large local charity on the employment issues arising on its conversion to a charitable company
- Advising a large employer with regard to defending an Employment Tribunal claim for sex and race discrimination, which was subsequently dismissed
- Advising a well known local client in the entertainment sector with regard to furlough and a collective redundancy consultation following the impact of Covid19.
David has experience in many areas of employment law. He provides day to day HR and employment law advice to a number of employers who have instructed him on a retainer basis for many years and is experienced in:
- Drafting and reviewing contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements and policies and procedures
- Advising employers and employees regarding disciplinary, performance and capability issues, redundancy, and unfair dismissal
- Advising regarding national minimum wage, overtime payments and holiday pay
- Advising on restrictive covenant and confidentiality issues
- Advising on the employment aspects of business transfers and the effect of the TUPE regulations
- Business immigration law.
David also regularly provides advice to both employers and employees regarding the termination of employment through settlement agreements.
The analytical and commercial skills gained while working in industry give David insights into the financial and operational pressures faced by his clients, and he is always conscious of the need to provide legal advice which takes account of their commercial needs.
David is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and is a volunteer advisor for Kent Law Clinic.