Mehran Kamranfar is an associate in the Labour & Employment Practice Group in the London office, and advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

    Mehran provides strategic commercial advice on issues such as employment status, recruitment, grievance and disciplinary processes, drafting and reviewing employment contracts and consultancy agreements, and managing settlement projects.

    Mehran also manages Employment Tribunal claims on behalf of clients, which include multiday discrimination claims, wrongful and unfair dismissal claims, and pay-related claims. Mehran has experience of engaging in the ACAS Early Conciliation process, advising clients at an early stage of any potential risks from both financial and reputational points of view.

    Mehran has experience of working closely with clients in a range of sectors, including banking and finance, energy and infrastructure. Mehran also has experience of working with both public and private sector clients. During his training contract, Mehran spent six months on secondment with the in-house legal team of one of the world’s largest international airports.

    Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Mehran obtained more than eight years’ paralegal experience practicing respondent-focused employment law both in-house and in private practice. Mehran handled Employment Tribunal claims, provided employment advice on corporate transactions, managed settlement projects and provided ad hoc advice to corporate entities in the private sector.

    Mehran is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, and a committee member of the Birmingham Solicitors Group.

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    • Advised a client through a disciplinary process involving four individuals. This included reviewing the Terms of Reference, investigation outcome report, invitation to disciplinary hearings and subsequent disciplinary outcome letters.
    • Successfully defended an emergency injunction application seeking to restrain a client from proceeding with a disciplinary hearing. The matter was considered at the Court of Appeal.
    • Provided TUPE advice to a client in relation to a non-contractual salary sacrifice benefit that would not transfer with the employee.
    • Successfully defended a claim of constructive unfair dismissal brought by a former employee in relation to a contractual dispute.
    • Advised a client through a grievance process. This included reviewing the Terms of Reference to be investigated, investigation outcome report and relevant appendices, and grievance outcome letter.
    • Conducted corporate support work, including due diligence and drafting corporate documents.
    • Advising on redundancy processes, including reviewing redundancy matrixes, and advising on risks related to selection.
    • Regularly drafting and negotiating consultancy agreements, service agreements, bank worker contracts and other contractual documentation.

    Education

    • University of Law, L.P.C., 2010
    • University of Wolverhampton, LL.B., 2008

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2020
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