“He takes the time to explain not just what to do, but why. He gives us great confidence.”

A client

Adam helps both senior executives and employers. He highly experienced in dealing with boardroom disputes or other disputes of high value or where reputations are at stake.

He has managed large scale redundancies for employers and is often involved in matters with a strong international element.

Adam has particular expertise in complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims for both employers and employees. 

His employer clients often have overseas ownership and sophisticated HR teams in several jurisdictions. Some are just starting up. In each case Adam’s advice and support is tailored to meet the client’s needs.

Employer clients come from a broad range of sectors such as financial services, manufacturing, catering, media/publishing, education and health.

Employee clients include senior executives and board members who want to be guided to the solution they are seeking, whether it is a clean break, substantial payment and/or the right result in a court or tribunal.

Adam takes the time to listen and doesn’t shy from asking tough questions. He helps clients to see the whole picture, taking into account not just the law but also commercial realities, the value of clients’ time and a desire to do or achieve ‘the right thing’. 

He frequently gives lectures and provides bespoke training on employment related subjects to directors, HR professionals, in-house lawyers and fellow employment law practitioners.

Adam has also conducted investigations on behalf of businesses when they have needed an honest and reliable investigation report and conclusions.

Recent cases

  • Acting on behalf of an employer in obtaining an early strike out of a claim by a former employee for unfair dismissal, breach of contract and unlawful deductions from wages. The claim was struck out on jurisdiction grounds
  • Successfully defending several unfair dismissal claims for a manufacturing client following misconduct dismissals
  • Acting for a number of employers in the defence of whistleblowing claims
  • Acting on behalf of employers and senior executives in High Court claims involving alleged breaches of confidentiality and restrictive covenants
  • Advising several US-owned businesses on redundancy processes in the UK where there hasn’t been a UK-based HR function
  • Reviewing and updating contracts, handbooks and other employee-related documents for many employers  

 

Professional societies and memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Institute of Directors

 

noted for his experience in boardroom and partnership disputes, redundancies, discrimination claims and TUPE"

Legal 500 UK, 2019

Adam works with us as an integral part of our team"

A client

He stays calm and gives wise advice at times of crisis"

A client

He spends the time explaining not just what we should do, but why. It gives us great confidence with what we are doing"

A client

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+44 (0)20 7566 5272

alambert@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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