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About Andrew

Andrew is a Partner in the employment team, advising businesses and senior executives on all aspects of employment law. He works with employer clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, technology, retail and education – providing pragmatic and prompt day-to-day advice on all aspects of the employment relationship.

He also has a great deal of experience helping clients to avoid or to defuse disputes and – where necessary – successfully running complex litigation.

Andrew acts for individuals, regularly in the financial services sector, in private equity and numerous FTSE 100 and 250 departmental heads and main board directors. Typically this includes advising on and negotiating all aspects of complex and high-value moves, terminations and disputes – at each stage carefully managing not only the financial terms, but also the more nuanced reputational aspects.

No two disputes are ever the same and Andrew regularly receives praise for his adaptability – finding ways to engage constructively with the people involved to settle ‘impossible to settle’ claims, but equally being recognised as ‘never flagging’, remaining ‘on top of the other side’ and ‘maintaining his clarity of thinking throughout’ during strategically complex negotiations.

Recent Experience

  • Acting for a number of large, global employers in successfully defending disputes involving complex allegations of discrimination, whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal and breach of contract
  • Running and negotiating excellent outcomes for individuals involved in complex and high value whistle-blowing claims, often involving allegations of regulatory breaches
  • Successfully applying for the strike-out of a number of discrimination claims
  • Advising in relation to employment status; drafting employment and consultancy contracts; assisting with developing and implementing grievance and disciplinary procedures; and drafting and updating tailored handbooks and employment policies
  • Acting for individuals, successfully pursuing unfair dismissal, direct discrimination and pregnancy discrimination proceedings against global banks

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Employment Lawyers Association

Career Experience

2015 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2004 to 2014: Solicitor, Withers LLP

2002 to 2004: Trainee Solicitor, Withers LLP

Clients praise the ‘efficient’ Andrew Yule.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 | Registration & lunch: 12.30pm | Start: 1.00pm | Finish: 2.00pm

HR Hour: Employment law update

Our next HR Hour seminar will cover a range of developments that have recently occurred in employment law. Topics will include: A round-up of the important case law developments over the last 12 months. Forthcoming changes. There is no charge …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB

Thursday 18th June 2020 | Registration & refreshments: 8.30am | Start: 8.30am | Finish: 9.30am

HR Hour: Discrimination essentials – focus on disability and mental health

In the first part of this key HR update session we will analyse significant developments in recent discrimination cases, including developments post-Brexit as UK law becomes de-linked from EU discrimination law. The second part of the session will focus specifically …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB

Wednesday 16th September 2020 | Registration & refreshments: 8.30am | Start: 8.30am | Finish: 9.30am

HR Hour: Disciplinary procedures in detail

This employment seminar will provide an in depth review of best practice when it comes to disciplinary procedures. It will also include interactive case studies, to identify common pitfalls and strategies for optimal outcomes. There is no charge to attend …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB