Philip Harman

Partner

Manchester

Philip is the Location Head in Manchester, he advises a wide variety of UK employers upon all aspects of employment law and practice including large scale reorganisations, TUPE, executive departures and industrial relations - including recognition issues, collective bargaining and industrial disputes.
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  • Biography

    Philip Harman advises a wide variety of UK employers upon all aspects of employment law and practice including large scale reorganisations, TUPE, executive departures and industrial relations - including recognition issues, collective bargaining and industrial disputes.  Philip advises employers upon claims with a particular personal focus on legally complex or highly ‘sensitive’ claims involving a high financial or reputational value.  Philip also undertakes assignments as an independent investigatory officer.    

    Philip is known for his robust, straight forward and commercial approach. 

    Recent highlights include:

    • Advising in connection with various employment issues arising out of the unique circumstances following the liquidation of a high profile steel business in the North East;
    • Advising a large international employer in relation to various sensitive industrial relations issues including the prospect of a 'leverage' PR campaign brought by the recognised trade union;
    • Advising upon the establishment of a joint venture across 2 different aspects of the public sector to create a shared property management services platform.

    Endorsements

    "Philip Harman is praised by clients as "extremely professional, discreet and empathetic. He always takes the time to fully understand the problem at hand before presenting a potential solution." He is known for his broad employment practice with his areas of expertise including reorganisations and TUPE transfers. " Chambers & Partners 2016

    "[T]he ‘experienced’ Philip Harman, who ‘knows employment law inside out’" Legal 500 2016

Sector Expertise
  • Financial Services

Service Expertise
  • Employment

Office Location

Manchester Skyline

Manchester

  • 3 Hardman Street
  • Manchester
  • M3 3HF

+44 (0) 161 934 3260

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DAC Beachcroft appoints Philip Harman as new Location Head in Manchester

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