Chris Holme has worked with and supported law firms in relation to all their “people issues” for over a decade.
His work and advice includes:
- Dealing with the full range of employment grievances and employment claims (from unfair dismissal claims, to whistleblowing and discrimination claims);
- Managing change programmes and re-organisations, including collective consultation issues (whether as a result of proposed redundancies or transfers of employment between entities);
- Advising on partnership issues and disputes, including obligations and rights under LLP Members Agreements and Partnership deeds, concerns and complaints, and whistle-blowing and discrimination claims;
- Assisting with policy development, whether family friendly policies, to assist in diversity initiatives, or in the area of ESG.
Chris is well used to dealing with work which crosses over into regulatory matters (which is commonly the case with employment issues and complaints), and works closely with our SRA regulatory team in relation to these matters where required.
The leading directories say about Chris: "He is experienced, he is able to explain complex aspects of law in a way that is easy for non-lawyers to understand, he always responds in a timely manner and he assists us to find the best way forward." "He really thinks things through, he can anticipate the loopholes, and he is thoughtful and pragmatic." "Chris's calm and confident manner instils trust, and a great skill of his is the ability to mould feedback into a well-crafted and robust legal response." Chambers and Partners 2022. Chris was also awarded three Acritas stars in 2018.
Outside of his day to day practice and work, Chris is also a member of the UK management board of Clyde & Co LLP, and chair of Clyde & Co’s moderation and salaries committee. Outside of work he is a director of an School Academy Trust. From these roles and the experience gained, Chris is able to, alongside his extensive experience of dealing with people matters from a legal perspective, blend his own management and practical experience of managing issues.