Head of Employment, Partner
Giles trained and qualified as a solicitor at Mills & Reeve's Cambridge office from 1997 until 2007. He then worked at Hewitsons from 2007 until 2010 where he was a Partner and Team Leader for their Cambridge Employment Team.
Giles joined Buckles in April 2010 as Head of Employment.
Giles advises businesses, the public sector and senior executives on the full spectrum of employment law issues, such as: implementing redundancies and business reorganisations, TUPE, managing employment terminations, conducting disciplinary and grievance procedures and issues to consider when dealing with disabled employees or managing long term sickness absence.
He has extensive experience of managing claims in the Employment Tribunals involving issues such as: unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, sex and race discrimination, unlawful deductions from wages and breach of contract claims. In addition Giles drafts contracts of employment, directors' service agreements, company policies and procedures and compromise agreements.
Giles also has experience in drafting post termination restrictions and advising clients on enforcing such covenants and protecting confidential information.
Giles is a regular speaker on employment law at seminars and conferences.
In Chambers UK 2016 directory, one client responded to Giles as "I have complete confidence that he understands our business and make decisions based on our needs."
The Legal 500 commends Giles as a 'highly experienced negotiator'.