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Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Joint Managing Partner, Employment Law

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 1996

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Tim Clark is a partner in our Employment Law team and one of the firm’s two joint managing partners.

Highly experienced in the strategic aspects of large scale workforce projects, Tim can provide organisations with specialist advice on dealing with reorganisation, restructuring, redundancy and TUPE issues, alongside a range of other Employment law matters. 

He also acts for employees, including senior executives, advising on complex service agreements, commission and bonus arrangements, settlement agreements, exit provisions and termination packages. Tim is an expert in the tax aspects of these arrangements.

He is recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500, and has appeared on BBC television and radio as an expert commentator on Employment Law.

Like fellow joint managing partner Jonathan Gater and Chairman Brenda Long, Tim completed his legal training at Blandy & Blandy and he has been with the firm for 25 years. He trained as a litigator before going on to specialise in Employment Law.

He actively participates in the firm's annual programme of events, including an Employment Law seminar and mock employment tribunal.

Examples of recent work

  • Advising a transport company on the transfer to it of a significant number of employees covered by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) and the issues involved in the subsequent restructuring of the way the workforce delivered the services provided.

  • Advising a family company on the employment aspects of the purchase of an independent hotel, including the transfer of staff under TUPE and a linked redundancy process.

  • Advising a senior executive of a leading pharmaceuticals company on a settlement package, including both compensation and share option provisions worth c £0.75m.

  • Advising a vice president of sales on a settlement offered in the context of a change in control of the company for which they worked, achieving a 50% increase in the compensation ultimately paid by the employer compared with its original offer.

  • Advising on the defence of multiple employment tribunal claims brought by employees made redundant in the context of the restructuring of our client’s salesforce, successfully securing the dismissal of their claims following settlement for limited sums in each case.

  • Advising the remaining shareholder and director of a long established local family company on the exit from the company of their co-shareholders and co-directors, involving the successful resolution of employment, directorship and share-related issues.   

How I Can Help You

  • Commission and bonus schemes
  • Employment aspect of mergers and acquisitions and in particular TUPE  
  • Employment aspects of outsourcing, insourcing and changing service providers    
  • Employment Tribunal representation and advocacy 
  • Formulating Executive Service Packages  
  • Negotiating settlement agreements
  • Redundancy situations affecting both individual employees and large groups
  • Workforce restructuring projects

Professional Memberships:

Member, Employment Lawyers Association
Member, The Law Society

Education:
Universite de Nantes, Diplome d’ Etudes Juridiques
University of Wales (College of Cardiff ) LLB (Hons) Law and French
Accreditations & Awards:

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, Chambers UK
Recommended, The Legal 500

What our clients say...

“Tim Clark is technically excellent, very tough and a superb strategist.”

“Tim Clark is excellent, knowledgeable and a good communicator.”

“Highly professional, very experienced, understanding, non-judgmental, sympathetic and above all very human.”

“Very knowledgeable, able to advise within the context of the desired outcome, responsive and committed to supporting clients.”

“Nick Burrows and Tim Clark are both excellent and sensible lawyers who looks to help clients achieve what they need achieve without excessive costs. First class.”

“Tim Clark is particularly skilled with regard to business restructuring and large-scale workforce projects.”

“Andrea, Tim and the team provided me with a professional, efficient service and supported me through to resolution of a difficult matter. A good result was achieved, one which I couldn't have obtained without their help. I highly recommend their services.”

“Tim is proactive and explains the law clearly.”

“Tim has a good communication style and gives good, clear advice.”

“Tim Clark's help was invaluable.”

“Tim Clark is often able to come up with practical solutions that enable us to achieve what we need to achieve with minimum disruption.”

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