About the Author – Philip Henson

Philip Henson addressing the annual CIPD Employment Law Conference 2012

Philip Henson addressing the annual CIPD Employment Law Conference 2012

Employment Law Update is the commentary and opinion blog of Philip Henson Partner and Head of Employment Law at DKLM LLP,  London (UK). Views expressed are my own.

Philip is a Pro-active senior employment lawyer (11 years+ PQE), accredited mediator and Harvard Law School trained negotiator. I have appeared as a legal expert on BBC News; Sky News; ITN News and BBC Radio. I have also lectured for CIPD and published legal articles/columns for leading broadsheets and industry press.

Partner and Head of Employment Law at DKLM LLP in London. For more information about DKLM – a full service London law firm – visit http://www.dklm.co.uk

• Design and manage implementation of bespoke contracts, policies, procedures, in partnership with senior stakeholders
• Manage employment litigation and disputes (across broad industry areas) of international and UK clients – including in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the High Court
• Strategic advice from recruitment to termination – including investigating workplace grievances, performance management and disciplinary procedures; redundancy procedures, and senior level exits.
• Collaborating with corporate colleagues in the planning and delivery of corporate transactions; employment related due diligence advice; restructuring and outsourcing; share schemes, and TUPE/ARD advice
• International projects with associated international offices in China and Europe, and assisting with international enquiries from UK Trade and Industry (UKTI)
• Manage, create and deliver HR training to senior HR teams, and Board level (UK and US)

I also act for City executives in complex board room disputes predominately for successful female executives across many sectors, and high value C-suite level settlements (usually between £150k – £2 million)

Outside of the office I enjoy writing screenplays. I am working on several projects at various stages of development. My debut short screenplay (“Silent Partner”) was in the Official Selection for three international film festivals.

I am also a volunteer trustee of Deen City Farm and Riding School in South West London.

Professional Memberships

Philip is a Fellow of the RSA; an Associate Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies; and a member of:  The Law Society of England and Wales; the City of London Law Society (and a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London) The American Bar Association (International Affiliate Member); the Employment Lawyers Association,  and the Media Society.

I am always happy to hear from any businesses, or individuals, who are in need of employment law advice; or who want to work with a law firm that cares about your business.

I can be contacted @ the following email address: p.henson@dklm.co.uk; or twitter @EmpLawPhil

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 The content of this blog is for information purposes only. The information and opinion expressed does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for legal advice.

Thanks for stopping by;  have a good day.

  • Philip Henson, employment lawyer (DKLM)

    Philip Henson taking part in the Square Mile charity run.