Andrew Willshire

Associate - Employment & Education

Andrew Willshire

Associate - Employment & Education

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I have experience in acting for both employers and employees.  I am instructed to advise on an array of employment issues, including:

  • employment contracts;
  • unfair dismissal/constructive dismissal;
  • settlement agreements;
  • Tribunal claims, including representation at hearings
  • disciplinary and grievance issues;
  • poor performance/absence management strategy;
  • discrimination;
  • Whistleblowing;
  • redundancies and restructuring;
  • restrictive covenants; and
  • TUPE regulations

I have experience in dealing with Employment Tribunal claims and undertaking advocacy at all stages of a claim.

I also have significant experience in providing training to clients at their offices.  

Other areas of expertise :

I am part of the education team who represent parents in the admission of their children to schools and academies and advises parents in relation to special educational needs. I also work alongside schools and academies, advising as to their legal duties and obligations with a variety of complex procedures surrounding admissions, exclusions and special educational needs.

I provide clear, robust and comprehensive advice to parents and schools through what can be complex and sensitive situations.

I advise on:

  • special educational needs;
  • admissions; and
  • exclusions.

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Andrew represented me after my relationship with my employer had broken down irreparably and I had asked for a settlement agreement. Andrew listened to my case and gave a fair assessment on the strength of my claim, what evidence would be required, and advised on alternative options. He diplomatically articulated my grievances to my employer and skillfully negotiated, and secured, the best possible resolution for me which included a very favourable reference. He explained the law clearly to me, what my legal obligations were and answered all my questions in detail. I cannot thank Andrew enough for his professionalism, expertise, hard work and, above all, his empathy in what was a difficult time for me. The service I received was quick, attentive and represented great value for money. I would strongly recommend him to anyone in a similar position.

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I approached Andrew with a complex employment issue. Throughout the case I could contact Andrew and the responses have been lightning fast. He always asked about my opinion or comments and had valuable insights. He handled the other sides tactics extremely well with no quarter given and with no nonsense attitude. Andrew negotiated the best possible agreement for me which exceeded my expectations. I can`t thank him enough for his hard work and guidance in this difficult time for me and my family. Andrew was highly professional from start to finish and my case could not have been in better hands.

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I contacted Andrew for legal advice with a redundancy situation, after he was personally recommended to me. From the outset Andrew was very helpful, explaining all of the options available in a simple manner. Whenever I had any questions, he responded very quickly indeed and the guidance provided enabled me to negotiate a far better outcome, which I simply could not have achieved without his support.

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Andrew handled my case very professionally and obtained a very good outcome for me. He explained very clearly and simply all the options that were available to me and this enabled me to easily decide which option was right for me. He is very approachable and was very prompt in coming back to me each time I needed advice or had a query. He was very good at making sure that all bases were covered in my best interest. I would definitely recommend Andrew to friends.

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Thank you for your help and guidance through this process, both my wife and I were filled with confidence from the moment we met with you and knew we were in good hands. Whilst the situation as a whole is clearly not ideal, the agreement which you have negotiated for me is excellent and I cannot thank you enough for your work towards this. You have assisted in turning a really awful situation for me personally into something more positive. Not that I would wish this situation on anyone else, but I absolutely will not hesitate to recommend you in any future similar employment based cases.

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My case was complex and unique. The process was met with obstruction and non adherence, from my employer, to their own policy and procedures. Andrew Willshire not only provided me with the legal knowledge and support but also the encouragement and confidence to continue and not give up. We achieved a successful outcome, for which I am truly grateful.

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