Chris Hovenden


I advise companies and individuals on all aspects of employment law, including contentious and non-contentious matters.


Employment law is diverse – it covers large corporate deals to individual grievances and queries, and much more in between. It impacts everyone and there’s never a dull day.


Having trained in-practice, worked in-house and also been a journalist, it’s fair to say I am not your stereotypical lawyer.


For many clients employment law, and its regular changes, can often appear a mine field. I pride myself on understanding the needs of my clients and providing straightforward commercial advice.


Employment contracts for junior and senior employees
Employee handbooks
Consultancy agreements
Settlement Agreements for senior employees
Restrictive covenants
Termination of employment
Redundancy and reorganisations
Employment disputes, including disciplinaries and grievances
Performance management
Managing persistent short term and long term sickness absence
Family friendly rights
Flexible working
TUPE transfers