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"Chris treated me as a partner in the case; he sought my views, took on board my opinions and preferences and worked collaboratively with me. With Chris’ expertise, determination and strategic mind-set , I achieved an outcome that I never thought was possible."Client Service Survey, commercial client
Chris Brazier advises on contentious and non-contentious employment issues, having built up wide ranging expertise in the employment law field since qualifying in 2008.
Chris deals in matters that range from day-to-day HR enquiries and advising on the employment aspects that arise as a result of the sale or acquisition of businesses. Chris also advises corporate clients on business immigration issues, with a particular focus on obtaining sponsorship licences and ensuring compliance with the Immigration Rules when obtaining skilled worker visas under the Points Based System.
He has built up specific expertise on the requirements and effect of TUPE, alongside significant experience of advising clients who are involved in disputes and Employment Tribunal proceedings and regularly assists on High Court injunctions. He also carries out his own advocacy at the Employment Tribunal, where he was recently successful in pursuing an unauthorised deductions claim for a senior executive.
Commended for his "practical and commercial advice" Chris successfully builds relationships with clients, taking time to understand needs and requirements to ensure that his advice is tailored to recognise these factors.
Chris is comfortable presenting at client workshops, speaking regularly at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Finance Forum on the subject of Auto Enrolment along with Barnett Waddingham and JC Payroll Services.
Chris is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his young family. He is also a keen runner and enjoys playing cricket and golf. Generally, Chris enjoys watching any sport, particularly football and supports Tottenham Hotspur.
Chris joined B P Collins LLP in October 2012 having previously qualified and worked at another large regional law firm.
Chris obtained a 2.1 degree from Hertfordshire University. He completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London, obtaining a Commendation.
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