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Team

We are really proud of our team.

We have brought together individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds, who all believe in our firm's approach to work and have a strong desire to help our clients achieve their goals. Our lawyers are commercially focussed with an in depth understanding of the industries in which they operate including IP law, IT and technology, commercial law and employment law.

Read the profiles of our commercial, internet and online solicitors below or visit the contact us page for further contact information.

Employment & HR

Anthony Purvis

Head of Employment Law

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Anthony Purvis

Head of Employment Law

  • Ex-Dundas & Wilson (now part of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang)

Anthony joined Waterfront Solicitors in March 2012 and specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. He was promoted to partner in April 2017.

He offers succinct and practical advice to both businesses and individuals on various issues including redundancies, unfair and wrongful dismissals claims, unlawful discrimination, grievance and disciplinary procedures, TUPE, staff handbooks, contracts of employment, restrictive covenants and their enforcement, settlement agreements and the employment aspects of corporate reorganisations or sales.  His recent work includes:

  • Advising the high street retailer, H&M, on HR issues and litigation.
  • Defending a claim for injunctive relief and breach of contract in the High Court.
  • Advising a US company on the restructure of its UK workforce.
  • Conducting the defence of a race discrimination claim.
  • Representing the CEO of a restaurant chain in their claim of unfair dismissal.

His clients include both employees and employers across a wide range of business sectors. 

After completing the Bar Vocational Course, Anthony trained as a solicitor at Dundas & 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.

Anthony is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Why did you decide to join Waterfront?

The atmosphere and way of doing things here is very refreshing when compared to some of the larger firms.

Why did you choose to specialise in employment law?

It’s all about balancing the commercial interests of a business with the rights and feelings of an individual, which makes it really interesting.

What’s the most common legal mistake businesses make?

Not taking advice first.  A five minute call with a lawyer can prevent a very costly mistake.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?

When the result exceeds the client’s expectations.

 

 

 

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Matthew Hodson

Senior Associate

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Matthew Hodson

Senior Associate

Matthew is an experienced solicitor specialising in employment. He advises organisations and individuals on all aspects of employment law and human resources strategy. He deals with various issues including redundancies, unfair and wrongful dismissals claims, discrimination, whistleblowing, TUPE, restrictive covenants and protection of confidential information. He also advises on settlement agreements.

Matthew is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Lawyers' Christian Fellowship.

 

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Chloe Redshaw

Trainee Solicitor

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Chloe Redshaw

Trainee Solicitor

Trainee Solicitor

Chloe studied law at the University of Winchester and graduated in October 2017. Following graduation she started as a part-time Office Assistant at Waterfront, supporting fee earners across the departments with administration tasks. She started full-time in March 2019.

Alongside working at Waterfront, Chloe undertook her LLM Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Bloomsbury, graduating in November 2019 with a Commendation. She gained legal experience whilst assisting fee earners at Waterfront with paralegal tasks.  

Chloe started her training contract in February 2020 and helps fee earners across our four departments.

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Charlotte Lang

Trainee Solicitor

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Charlotte Lang

Trainee Solicitor

Charlotte is a graduate of Sussex University and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law. Prior to joining Waterfront, she spent over two years in-house at a start-up tech company.

Why did you decide to join Waterfront?

I was interested in working at Waterfront as I am very passionate about the areas of law that Waterfront specialise in, especially commercial and IP. After meeting the partners during the interview process I knew I wanted to work at Waterfront as part of a friendly, supportive and knowledgeable team.

What do you like about being part of a team?

Being part of a team is great as you can learn from others and also share your own knowledge. If you have any problems then you have a support network to help you and when you complete a successful piece of work you can celebrate with your team, which is more fun than celebrating on your own!

If you hadn’t become a solicitor what career would you have like to pursue?

I loved studying History at school, so much that I nearly did a History degree. If I had I may have become a History teacher.

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