Adrian Crawford

Partner

Employment

"huge breadth of knowledge and experience, a great memory and is very reassuring,"

Chambers and Partners, 2019

"Calm and efficient"

Legal 500 UK, 2019

Adrian is a partner in the Employment Department and also deals with partnership matters. His practice has a particular focus on City, financial and professional services and he advises employers, partnerships, partners and senior employees. Many of his matters involve regulatory issues. He also has a particular interest in TUPE.

He has dealt with litigation in all courts and at all levels. He also has significant transactional experience having advised on significant transactions including acquisitions, outsourcings, IPOs and privatisations.

Over his long and varied career Adrian has represented banks, fund managers, brokers, insurers and professional services firms. He has also represented senior individuals including directors of public companies and professionals including bankers, lawyers, accountants and architects.

He focuses on securing the best commercial outcome for clients, often in situations where the future of their business or their career is at stake.

Adrian has been included in Chambers, Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in the UK for Employment Law for a number of years.

What clients and directories say

"Also recommended is Adrian Crawford, who often handles claims brought before the Employment Tribunal, EAT and High Court"

Legal 500 UK

"Outstanding"

Legal 500 UK

"on the ball"

Chambers UK

"commercial, pragmatic and quick to respond"

Chambers UK

"Very thorough and pleasant to deal with"

Legal 500 UK 

 

Recent cases

  • Advising on litigation arising from the LIBOR and forex investigations and HMRC’s challenge to film investment schemes.
  • Advising a fund manager in connection with a fraud investigation.
  • Advising a bank on restrictions and team moves.
  • Advising in connection with the outsourcing of part of a brokerage business.
  • Representing a professional services firm in connection with disputes with former partners.
  • Defending complex discrimination claims for multinational companies and professional services firms.
  • Advising on a dispute involving restrictions in the field of professional services.
  • Defending complex discrimination claims including conducting mediations.
  • Representing senior executives including a number of chief executives and finance directors in connection with their termination.
  • Advising a public sector body on the application of TUPE to outsourcing arrangements.
  • Representing well known law firms, professional service firms, commodity and financial futures brokers, hedge funds, companies in the manufacturing and transport sectors and senior executives.
  • Resolving collective issues including major industrial disputes
  • Advising on the employment aspects of major transactions including, sales outsourcings and privatisations.

 

Publications

Professional societies and memberships

 

He picks up a brief very quickly and gives good, straight to the point advice." 

Chambers and Partners 2019

Sources consider him to be "a very knowledgeable employment lawyer," and describe him as "solid, dependable and reliable."

Chambers UK 2018, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"He delivers sophisticated advice to senior executives on a wide range of issues, including investigations, whistle-blowing actions and severance disputes. A client remarks that Crawford 'has provided us with first-class assistance - he is calm, patient and he grasps the brief very quickly'."

Chambers UK 2017, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

“He is very attentive to client needs, and very aware of the general commercial objectives... He focuses on resolving issues and bringing about commercial outcomes.”

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2015

"Instils a large degree of confidence in clients and is particularly astute at determining exactly where individual points are headed."

Chambers UK 2014, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

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Contact Adrian

+44 (0)20 7814 1252

acrawford@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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