June 16, 2011

Employment Judge strengthens Withy King’s Oxford practice

An employment law expert and Employment Judge has joined Withy King's nationally-recognised employment team.

Mark Emery has joined the firm as a Partner following eight years with a London West End firm and stints in the City and charity sector.

“This is a really positive move for me,” said Mark, who is a keen cyclist. “I am enjoying Withy King and I’m enjoying Oxford. The quality of life is great and being able to cycle to work is a real bonus. Withy King has a great enthusiastic employment team and I am very pleased to be joining the firm.

“I am looking forward to working closely with employers and HR professionals in Oxfordshire and further afield. I believe that my experience as an employment lawyer and Employment Judge will add value to organisations, helping to resolve employment issues and implement good practice.”

Mark has expertise in all areas of employment law, from dismissal to discrimination, whistleblowing to white-collar crime. His role as a part-time Employment Judge in Wales gives him a valuable insight into which cases should settle and how best to present a case at tribunal. Mark advocates cases at tribunal, represents clients at mediation and provides training to businesses, charities, educational establishments and public sector bodies on employment law issues.

Mark is recognised as one of the top employment solicitors in the UK. The legal directory Chambers UK states that “Employers rate Mark Emery’s knowledgeable, clear, concise and prompt guidance.” (2010) and that he “…wins praise for his dedication: He goes above and beyond the call of duty” (2011). Clients praise Mark’s pragmatism and his ability to deal with difficult workplace issues with sensitivity and commercial acumen.

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