Mark Clayton


Mark qualified as a solicitor with Kuits and has years of experience advising HR personnel and senior managers on all aspects of employment law, including disciplinary and grievance issues, performance and sickness absence management, Equality Act issues, business reorganisations and redundancy programmes. 


On behalf of clients he has undertaken complex disciplinary investigations, grievance hearings and redundancy consultation processes.  He has significant experience helping clients tackle problematic and sensitive personnel issues.  Mark has regularly advised on TUPE in the context of business acquisitions, disposals and retendering across various sectors, including leisure, hospitality, real estate and health and social care. 


He also has extensive experience drafting employment documentation, including service agreements, restrictive covenants, contracts of employment, policies and procedures, advising employers and employees on terminations and settlement agreements, and drafting commission and bonus schemes. 


He has delivered training seminars and presentations to HR personnel and senior managers on employment law issues and has represented both claimants and respondents at employment tribunals involving difficult legal issues.

Areas of expertise

  • Employee relations

  • TUPE

  • Discrimination

  • Executive agreements

  • Restructuring

  • HR policy and process

  • Restructuring

  • Employment tribunal litigation

  • Settlement agreements

  • Workplace investigations  

Contact details


Phone: 07715495723

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