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Charles Urquhart

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Charles Urquhart

Charles Urquhart

Partner

People

Charles Urquhart

Charles Urquhart

Partner

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He advises on both substantial High Court claims and Employment Tribunal litigation. In particular, he has considerable experience advising on breach of restrictive covenants, duty of fidelity and fiduciary duty issues arising on team moves. Charles also advises extensively on the operation of TUPE on both business sales and changes to the provision of services; restructuring projects; and discrimination related issues.

Charles represents a wide range of clients across a number of industry sectors including insurance, oil & gas, mining, projects and construction, marine, aviation, financial services and retail.

He is a regular speaker and writer on all areas of employment law. Recent articles have appeared in Insurance Day.

Experience
  • Several High Court cases, and numerous other queries, concerning breach of restrictive covenants, duty of fidelity and fiduciary duty issues arising on team moves in various industry sectors including running a contempt of court application
  • General day to day employment advice (including advice on TUPE, restructuring, redundancies, discrimination, disciplinaries, dismissals, grievances and bonus scheme structuring and disputes) to clients in a number of industry sectors
  • Advising on the employment aspects of numerous business transactions across many sectors including several large scale housing and hospital PFI projects
  • Advising both employers and employees in relation to unfair and wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, unlawful deduction of wages and discrimination claims

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Expertise

Charles focuses on all aspects of contentious and non contentious employment law and is described as "highly responsive, commercially aware and insightful" (HR Director of a large insurance broker, 2013).

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