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Leon Deakin

Senior Associate at Irwin Mitchell

Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom

About Me

I graduated from Reading University with a First Class honours degree in History and completed my professional examinations at the College of Law, London. I trained with Thomas Eggar and remained with the Employment team upon qualification in March 2006.

I currently head up the Gatwick employment team and advise a wide range of businesses including technology companies, utilities, large retailers, education establishments and manufacturers on all aspects of employment law and HR issues. I also lead the firm’s technology, media and telecoms sector and have a particular interest in fast growth and start up businesses.

I have been recognised by Chambers as a leader in my field and have been praised by clients for my ‘strong grasp of employment law’ and for delivering ‘timely, concise advice in plain English’. I regularly speak at events and seminars and enjoy training GCs, directors and senior management on how to handle difficult issues. In my spare time I enjoy running, football and pretty much any other type of sport!

Specialties: Employment Law - contentious and non-contentious 
Presenting workshops, seminars and in-house training 
Advising on senior exits and strategic change
Employment Tribunal representation
TUPE
The Technology Sector

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The outcome of the vote yesterday on the proposed extension to Sunday trading hours was certainly very interesting.

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So-called legal highs are often in the news these days, but as indicated by these recent statistics employers would be wise to consider...

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What rights do our volunteers have?

I don't want to sound like Scrooge in the run up to Christmas but this is a question any organization engaging volunteers should...

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First Jose, now Clarkson!

Not that we needed it but here is another timely reminder that an individual can be sued in a personal capacity by a colleague for...

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