The role of a Financial Director – a life in the spotlight
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.
"Also recommended is Adrian Crawford, who often handles claims brought before the Employment Tribunal, EAT and High Court"
Legal 500 UK
Legal 500 UK
"on the ball"
"commercial, pragmatic and quick to respond"
"Very thorough and pleasant to deal with"
Legal 500 UK
Advising on the employment aspects of major transactions including, sales outsourcings and privatisations.
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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