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Andy Gilchrist

Director

 

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Andy is a Director at Lupton Fawcett and heads the Employment Law Department.

He advises employers and employees (primarily senior executives) on a wide range of employment and HR related matters, including discrimination issues, TUPE, corporate restructures, executive terminations, large scale redundancies and appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Having worked in the financial services sector for 10 years prior to changing career to become a solicitor, Andy has the ability to instinctively look at problems from a client's (as well as a lawyer's) perspective.  As a result, he has a very rounded, pragmatic and commercial business approach; which clients value.

Many of Andy's clients find his abilities as a robust litigator and a creative and sophisticated negotiator invaluable. He has built a reputation for advising on strategic and sensitive issues, and in particular for resolving problems. He has been the lead employment adviser to a number of household names in the construction, DIY, property and manufacturing sectors. These include Northgate PLC, Tarmac, Comet, MFI, Magnet and ArcelorMittal.


Career Milestones

  • 1987  Chemical Bank
  • 1988  Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP)
  • 1997  Graduated in Law from the University of the West of England
  • 2001  Joined Read Hind Stewart as a Solicitor (merges with Cobbetts 2002)
  • 2004  Promoted to Associate at Cobbetts
  • 2007  Joined Lupton Fawcett as a Director
  • 2012  Appointed as Head of Lupton Fawcett's Employment Department

What Others Say

He is not like most lawyers, as he explains things in simple terms, doesn't sit on the fence and is genuinely solution driven.  Also, and crucially, he focuses on achieving the best commercial outcomes as quickly and cost effectively as possible. - Marc Bertrand, HR Director, Northgate Plc

Lots of lawyers say they provide commercial advice but he is one of the few who actually does. - John Unwin, Managing Director, ArcelorMittal Sheffield

Andy "goes the extra mile" for clients. - The Legal 500 UK 2012

Head of employment Andrew Gilchrist works with a number of the team's high-profile clients. Clients say that he is "very commercial and practical, and always does what he says he will. - Chambers & Partners UK 2014

When not at work

Andy's interests include most sports (particularly Liverpool FC), music (usually loud) and cinema (often foreign).  He can also be found indulging in a pint of real ale or two.

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