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Simon Fenton

Partner at Irwin Mitchell

Southampton, United Kingdom

About Me

Simon's first degree was in Management Science and with this degree he worked in pharmaceutical marketing at Boots, in the hospitality industry in Australia and with the British Council in Hong Kong. He then decided to retrain as a lawyer and took a law degree before training at the City firm of Wilde Sapte (now SNR Denton). 

He has specialised in Employment Law since 1993, and has been a partner since 2001. In Chambers & Partners Legal Directory, he is rated as a Band One ranked lawyer, stating he is: “head and shoulders above the rest in terms of practicality of advice and understanding things from a business standpoint.” and “Clients praise his excellent guidance across a range of employment issues.”

The Legal 500 UK guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide names him in the elite ‘Leading Lawyers’ list. In the main guide, they say: “Fenton is praised for a unique combination of depth, breadth and awareness.”

Simon was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom© 2015 in the field of Employment Law.

Company reorganisations, large scale redundancies, boardroom disputes, HR advice, employment law training, High Court injunctions, Employment Tribunal litigation.

Specialties: Simon's clients include technology companies and rural estates.

Simon Fenton's Passles

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Don't work in Oil

Fickle commodity prices (and the small matter of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico) has lead BP to cut thousands of jobs.  

BP is to cut another 7,000 jobs after reporting an annual loss of $6.5bn (£4.5bn), the worst in its history. Shares in the oil company...…

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Skill shortages and house building - bad combination

As ever, gaining a skill will give you a much better chance of getting a job that pays well. If you are not 'academic' train as a...

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Sports Direct: at it again

Sports Direct has announced that they will be paying more than the minimum wage from now on.  So that's good.  They have also appointed...

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Racism kicked out of M & S

Marks and Spencer have dismissed their high profile recent recruit for allegedly using racist language. A well known brand is...

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America is becoming less middle class

The top 1% are getting richer, the highly educated and well paid are getting richer and everyone else is going backwards.  White collar...

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