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Tom Walker, Partner at Penningtons Manches


Tom is a partner in our employment team. He qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and specialises in high-level advice to boards and senior executives and has particular experience in disputes at senior level, covenant litigation and FCA regulation. He regularly advises high net worth individuals on career moves, termination agreements and the negotiation of service agreements.

He also has an interest in the healthcare sector, having acted for NHS trusts, medical professionals, businesses within healthcare and recruitment agencies in the sector. Tom also has a great deal of advocacy experience in all areas of employment law and still enjoys the prospect of appearing at tribunal. He regularly has articles published in the legal press and has commented in the national media. 

Tom is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. The Legal 500 has recognised him as a ‘Recommended lawyer’ and he is individually ranked in Chambers UK where he is ‘recommended for his ability to handle difficult matters very well. He is heralded as a very commercial and bright lawyer, whose proactivity in following up matters is appreciated by clients.’

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a major City institution implementing boardroom changes and dismissals while ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Acting for the board of a leading healthcare recruitment company during its dismissal of two directors and then successfully defending a £12 million sex discrimination / whistleblowing claim.
  • Advising a private office on the suspension and subsequent dismissal of a senior professional following financial irregularities.
  • Acting for a travel company on the termination of employment of its UK chief executive.
  • Advising on the management of redundancy and restructuring programmes; variations to terms and conditions; and collective consultation across a wide variety of projects.

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.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP