“Clients appreciate ‘his knowledge of our business and ability to work towards solutions’. He is especially experienced in defending employers from discrimination, equal pay, employment status and whistle-blowing claims”.
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Laurie is a director in the Employment team. He has specialised in employment law since qualifying in 1997.
Laurie advises on all aspects of employment law, but particularly specialises in helping employers prevent and defend complex and high-value discrimination, equal pay, TUPE, employment status and whistleblowing claims. He has extensive experience as an advocate, appearing at employment tribunals throughout England, Wales and Scotland, and in the industrial tribunal in Northern Ireland, and regularly speaks at client and public events on aspects of employment law.
He also leads the Business immigration team at Boyes Turner, advising overseas professionals and their employers on working in the UK and complying with UK immigration requirements.
Laurie is a part-time employment judge and a part-time immigration judge. He is consultant editor (local government) for XpertHR and regularly speaks on seminars and webinars for the Employment Lawyers Association, MBL and Personnel Today. He is a former chair of the Law Society’s Employment Law Committee.
Areas of expertise
- Business immigration
- LLB University of Liverpool (1994)
- LPC College of Law (1995)
- LLM De Montfort University (2002)