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Liam Pike – Associate Solicitor

Liam Pike

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I have practised employment law since 2002. Since 2005 I have handled hundreds of Compromise Agreements ranging (unusually) from the employee paying money to their employer to employers paying six figure settlements to departing senior executives of international companies. I have handled cases in employment law jurisdictions including unfair dismissal, breach of contract, TUPE, redundancy pay, protective award, discrimination and deductions from wages including acting for multiple claimants in an unfair dismissal claim against their ex-employer and for Respondents against multiple Claimants including Trade Unions in a TUPE failing to inform and consult case. I have also obtained a £5,000.00 costs award for an employer in an employment tribunal claim on the basis of the Claimant’s unreasonable conduct.

I have a particular interest in TUPE work not just before the employment tribunal but also at the contract negotiation stage, including drafting indemnities and warranties for blue chip clients on service provision changeovers and advising on all employment related aspects of sales and purchases including management buy outs. I have also advised clients on the TUPE implications of purchasing assets and goodwill from insolvent companies and their insolvency practitioners.

Career

I was an Employment Law Consultant and Helpline Manager for a national employment law consultancy from 2002-2003 advising companies on a wide range of employment related issues. I qualified as a solicitor in February 2005 after having my training contract reduced by six months for good behaviour and joined PJH Law as an Assistant Solicitor. I was promoted to Associate Solicitor in 2007. In my time at PJH I have conducted advocacy for clients at full hearings before Employment Tribunals nationwide and before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (including in two reported cases) and was instructed by the Claimant in Mercy v Northgate HR in the Court of Appeal.

Education

I went to King’s School, Peterborough, where I took my GCSEs and A/AS Levels. I studied a law degree at De Montfort University in Leicester and graduated with an LLB (Hons). I then completed the LPC part time also at De Montfort University and obtained a Distinction whilst also getting some real life employment law experience.

Outside Activities

I enjoy performance dinghy racing including competing at National, European and World Championships, windsurfing, kayaking (white water and flat water), canoeing, scuba diving, photography, computers, DIY. I am also involved in teaching watersports in my spare time and I am qualified as RYA senior dinghy instructor, advanced instructor, race coach, windsurfing instructor and kayak coach.