Sean Field-Walton is an associate in our Labour & Employment Practice Group.

    Sean advises on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law. This includes advising buyers, sellers and funders on the employment aspects of M&A transactions, negotiating post-termination restrictions, reviewing and preparing staff (including board-level) contracts and managing disciplinary and grievance matters.

    He has particular experience defending clients against all manner of employment tribunal claims. This has recently been focused in the transport and retail sectors. Sean has successfully represented clients against unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination claims, as well as secured a number of cost awards.

    Sean has also provided in-house training on redundancy processes, bonuses and properly exercising contractual discretions.

    He is a member of the London Young Lawyers Group and the LGBT+ Lawyers Division of the Law Society.

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    • Advising the buyer of a golf course on workforce matters, conducting full due diligence and negotiating contractual protections in the SPA.
    • Advising a city law firm on what was, at the time of admission, the most oversubscribed AIM IPO to date.
    • Advising a preeminent hotel group in relation to its restructure, including redundancy, collective consultation and TUPE obligations.
    • Defending a transport provider against age discrimination claims regarding its application procedures.
    • Defending a transport provider against race discrimination, unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims.
    • Advising a senior equities trader/desk head on its whistleblowing and constructive unfair dismissal claims.
    • Assisting UAE- and US-based clients with the establishment of their UK and EEA operations.

    Education

    • University of Law, LL.M. L.P.C., 2016
    • University of Warwick, LL.B., 2015

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2018
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