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Portrait of Paul Mander
Areas of expertise: Employment, Employment


Paul is a partner and the head of Penningtons Manches Cooper's employment team. He qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment and partnership matters and is recognised, in particular, for his expertise in boardroom disputes, employment status issues and restrictive covenants/injunctions.

He works for a wide range of private sector employers from a major international fast food retailer to financial institutions and, in addition, acts for senior employees and partners, frequently in relation to employment discrimination claims.

Paul has been described by the legal directories as 'an iron fist in a velvet glove', as someone who displays 'excellent knowledge and experience' and someone clients say they 'would rather have with us than against us'. He has appeared on television and in the broadsheets on employment law issues and is co-author of various sections of Tolley's Termination of Employment Handbook.

Recent work highlights

  • Managing all of the employment law needs of a major UK national retailer at short notice.
  • Co-ordinating the provision of on-going legal advice for the UK and 12 other jurisdictions to a multi-national on-line business and new client.
  • Acting for a variety of FTSE 100 and 250 directors in connection with obtaining or leaving their jobs.
  • Obtaining injunctions on behalf of a financial services company to prohibit senior employees moving to a competitor.
  • Successfully defending a discrimination and employment status claim on behalf of a client with a large self-employed workforce.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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