Anthony Edwards

Partner

Employment Principal Contact

“He is described as 'an expert in his field, very knowledgeable and able, providing invaluable advice'.”

Chambers UK, 2015

Anthony is an employment law practitioner with a wealth of experience in advising both employers and employees. Anthony trained at Wilsons in 1991 and the early part of his career saw him specialise in a mixture of employment law and civil dispute resolution, with regular attendance in the Employment Tribunal, County and High Courts. He has previously headed up the firm's Litigation Department, and has sat on the Executive Board of the firm. Anthony is now the team leader of the Employment team.

His instructions from employers cover a wide range of sectors, including commercial, charitable and educational organisations, as well as private landed estates. He advises businesses on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, from recruitment to termination, transfers of undertakings (TUPE), restrictive covenants and post-termination protection, as well as redundancy consultation.  For employees, Anthony advises particularly at executive level, assisting in recruitment/terms and conditions, work-place disputes and exits.

Recent highlights

  • Advising on a redundancy programme for a large charity and particularly on the application of the 'Establishment' test for collective consultation purposes;
  • Advising a manufacturing client on various breaches of the Agency Worker Regulations; rectifying the historic breaches and negotiating a contribution to the damages paid to agency workers from the client's employment agency;
  • An Employment Tribunal claim on behalf of a senior London university lecturer on grounds of age discrimination relating to his pension entitlement on redundancy; settling the claim through judicial mediation with a substantial payment into his pension fund;
  • Advising a senior head-hunter based in India on the application of the restrictive covenants in his UK employment contract pursuant to his proposed move to a new employer.

Anthony has spoken at various seminars including Wilsons' Agrilaw event, the Salisbury 2016 Big Business presentation, and held various internal training sessions with clients. He is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Anthony is well known for his love of sport, the outdoors and his various pets.

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