People | Chris Brazier

Chris Brazier | Partner

 

Services: Brexit, Business immigration, Employment

 

Phone: 01753 279029 | 07891 990980

Email: chris.brazier@bpcollins.co.uk

"Chris Brazier is very diligent and finds commercial solutions to difficult legal issues."

Legal 500 UK

Chris is a partner in the employment group and leads its business immigration team.

Specialisms

He has developed specific expertise on advising clients who are involved in disputes and Employment Tribunal proceedings and regularly assists on High Court injunctions. He can also carry out his own advocacy at Employment Tribunals.

Chris advises clients on contentious and non-contentious employment issues, having built up a wide-ranging expertise in employment law since qualifying in 2008. 

Chris also specialises on the requirements and effect of TUPE.

Chris established and developed the firm’s business immigration practice, which has, over the past two years, made a significant impact in mitigating the effects of Brexit for EU nationals by creating bespoke settled status training programmes to assist with applications and reassure them about their future in the UK.

Experience

Chris deals in matters that range from day-to-day HR enquiries through to advising on the employment aspects that arise as a result of the sale or acquisition of businesses.

Commended for his "practical and commercial advice," Chris successfully builds relationships with clients, taking time to understand their requirements to ensure that his advice is tailored specifically to achieving the desired outcome.

Chris advises corporate clients on business immigration issues, with a particular focus on obtaining sponsorship licences and ensuring compliance with immigration rules when obtaining skilled worker visas under the Points Based System.

Jason Shelley, HR Director, The Amtico Company Limited says:

“Chris has been a trusted adviser to Amtico for the last ten years, assisting and guiding us through a multitude of issues in that period. We value his commercial advice that shows a genuine understanding of our business.”

Other achievements

Chris provides tailored employment workshops, speaking regularly at Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce events and delivering tailored seminars to businesses and their employees on site throughout London and the South East.

Chris has also presented at Brexit related seminars, which have been essential in the architecture and manufacturing sectors. Practical immigration advice was provided to employers which have EU national employees, limiting the impact of Brexit on their workforce.

Chris’ reputation means he is a trusted spokesperson in HR and national media including i News, Telegraph, People Management.

Chris is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Immigration Law Practitioners Association. He was a finalist in the BB&O Law Society’s Lawyer of the Year 2019 and is regarded as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by independent legal directory, the Legal 500.

The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Outside the office

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his young family. He is also a keen runner and enjoys playing cricket and golf. Chris enjoys watching any sport, particularly football and supports Tottenham Hotspur.

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