Anthony specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. He advises employers and employees on all the employment law issues that can and do arise in workplaces.
At any time, Anthony’s caseload will involve representing individuals and organisations from across the full range of business sectors. His clients include businesses of all sizes, from multinationals through to start-ups. His individual clients tend to be executive-level employees. Clients are often found in the firm’s wide tech client-base, but many also come from areas such as retail, PR and marketing, travel and music.
Anthony is known for his pragmatic and responsive approach. His robust commercial advice is welcomed by all clients, while employees appreciate his sympathetic support during what can be very stressful workplace disputes.
Anthony provides clear, concise and informed advice on issues, including:
His practice covers the lifespan of the employment relationship: from drafting contracts and restrictive covenants, through to disciplinary issues and grievances, and on to dismissals and tribunal or High Court litigation. He has in-depth experience and recognised expertise in matters such as TUPE and business sales or transfers.
After completing the Bar Vocational Course, Anthony trained as a solicitor at Dundas and Wilson (now part of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang) and qualified in 2008. He joined Waterfront Solicitors in 2012 and was promoted to Head of Employment in 2015. He was promoted to partner in 2017.
Anthony was very responsive, professional and a pleasure to deal with. His expertise helped us to reach a satisfactory outcome in a short amount of time.
Anthony Purvis met with me. Having explained my situation to him, he was so kind, so supportive. It was over a six-month battle of negotiations and finally I got a call from him to say that my employer agreed, finally, to settle out of court.
We have turned to Waterfront for advice on HR issues for several years now. We find their lawyers to be very knowledgeable, responsive and able to find practical solutions to the HR challenges we face as a large organisation.
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