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Employment laws exist to protect the interests of both employers and employees. With the volume of legislation increasing this is one of the fastest growing areas of law covering dismissals, discrimination, diversity at work and family friendly policies.
If you have a problem with your employer we can help you structure your approach to it, and prepare the ‘paper trail’ for you which will be essential to a satisfactory outcome for you. If you have been dismissed we can give you practical focused advice about likely outcomes, costs and tactics.
We know the perspective of employers and have much experience in Employment Tribunals and can guide you as to prospects of success. We have great experience in negotiation to maximise the chances of a certain and acceptable outcome.
Slade qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and is a Partner and Head of our Employment Law & Human Resources Support Department managing a highly proficient team. Slade is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Slade has a practice spanning both our Kingsbridge and Plymouth offices, the South West region and beyond with clients in London, Birmingham and around the UK.
Slade has advised on Employment Issues across most sectors including Agriculture, Aviation, Banking, Building, Cinematography & CGI, Charities, Education Engineering, Fisheries, Health Care, Housing, Legal, Marine, Nuclear Energy, Retail, Television, Radio and Professional Football.
Slade’s philosophy is that “prevention is better than cure” and he gets involved with his commercial clients from the starting-up stage including recruitment and key appointments, writing policies and contracts that reflect the employment relationship, and is often instructed to deal with contentious situations before they become litigated in the Employment Tribunal, advising on all aspects of hard HR and internal dispute resolution.
Slade brings a multifaceted approach to disputes and is creative in finding synergistic resolutions in even the most contentious situations such as partnership disputes.
Slade’s background of competitive amateur sport including football, boxing and long distance running reflect his competitive nature and winning ethos. Outside of Law, Slade enjoys time with his family, writing, hill and mountain walking mainly in Devon and North Wales, and property renovation and development. Slade is a licenced FA football coach and enjoys coaching at grass roots level and helping his players to excel and win trophies.
Paul graduated from the University of Cambridge before training at the future Clifford Chance. After a short spell there as a solicitor dealing with commercial leases he made the lifestyle choice of moving to general practice in Devon.
Paul was a partner at Beers LLP from 1982 to 2019, and senior partner for about 10 years. He is now a consultant to the firm specialising in employment law.
He has sat as an Employment Judge since 1992, and as a Judge of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal since 2014. He also has an interest in professional regulation, sitting on the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, and being responsible for the regulation of the members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is a legal assessor (adviser) for the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s fitness to practice committee.
Established in 1885, and now with offices in Kingsbridge and Plymouth, Beers LLP has been providing generations of clients with high quality legal advice.
Beers LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
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Tel: 01548 857000
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North Quay House,
Plymouth , PL4 0RA
Tel: 01752 246000
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