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Carl Vincent

Chairman, Head of Department

Employment Law

Carl advises businesses, partners and senior executives on all areas of employment law and Employment Tribunal litigation. He also has extensive experience of High Court litigation and partnership, LLP and shareholder disputes.

Uk recommended lawyer 2024

Carl is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer. In addition to being Chairman and Head of the Employment Department, Carl also has overall responsibility for the Firm’s Commercial Practice.

While his practice is wide ranging, Carl has a particular focus on assisting clients in the financial services, insurance and professional services sectors and a specialism in disputes relating to post termination restrictions, confidential information, team moves, bonuses and whistleblowing.

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

Carl Vincent talks about Settlement Agreements:
Employment Law for Businesses Employment Law for Individuals


His experience includes:

Carl also has a diverse advisory practice in which he provides a full range of contentious and non contentious advisory support to employer clients in various sectors including construction, manufacturing, asset finance, professional services and not for profit organisations.


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Carl Vincent... is robust, commercial and driven to get the best, practical outcome for clients.
Legal 500
I highly rate Carl. On my employment settlement agreement he brought his City expertise, and provided speedy, practical and pragmatic advice. I achieved a far better outcome as a result. Carl is very responsive, down to earth and easy to deal with. Top flight City legal service at an out of London price.
Senior Executive
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 worked with Carl Vincent on a range of issues over several years and found him very personable. His knowledge of interconnected issues was excellent. He has also helped form our future employment policies and contracts.
Legal 500
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 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
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 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.
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.