With many years of experience advising employers and employees, Greg takes great pride in quickly getting to know and understand you, your business and the issues you require advice and support with. Greg’s advice is concise, pragmatic and adapted so as to be relevant to you or your business.

Greg acts for a wide range of employers across multiple sectors, advising on issues including restructures and change programmes, TUPE advice, trade union law, dismissal and employee relations issues, complex grievances and bullying, harassment and discrimination complaints. Greg has a plethora of experience defending employers in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.

He invests time building strong relationships with senior individuals within organisations, both amongst senior managers and the HR and People teams. He will quickly identify areas of risk and provide solutions and recommendations to mitigate that risk.

Greg has advised employees and employers on claims involving misuse of confidential information and breaches of restrictive covenants, including bringing and defending High Court litigation.

When acting for directors and senior executives, Greg will give strategic advice if, for example, you are looking at negotiating an exit from a role, or you have been presented with an exit proposal. Greg will adapt his style depending on how aggressive an approach is necessary and appropriate.

He uses his communication skills to develop and build strong relationships with all clients of the firm, and collaborates with other groups in the firm to ensure clients get support whatever their legal or commercial challenges.

Greg qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and joined the Employment team at DMH Stallard as a Partner in 2015.

Work highlights

DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT

Advising the CEO of a large local employer facing allegations of sex discrimination and harassment from their HR Director. Advising and implementing a strategy to respond to the allegations and ultimately to successfully remove the person from the business swiftly and with minimal operational disruption.


STRIKE ACTION

Advising a public sector body in connection with proposed strike action by its staff based throughout the UK, including advising on picketing and potential breaches of balloting requirements.


TRIBUNAL CLAIM

Acting for a PLC client defending multiple Tribunal claims including constructive dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination allegations.


EXIT PACKAGE

Acting for the Head of Business Banking for a FTSE100 global bank in their exit from the Bank after 25 years’ service, and on an exit package with a total value in excess of £10m.


Recent articles

Media spotlight

How to convince your employer to let you work from home

Greg Burgess shares his advice with the Telegraph on how to get your flexible working request approved with your employer

Greg Burgess

14/05/2024

Media spotlight

Employee wins sex discrimination claim against Crouch Recovery

Greg Burgess shares his insights with People Management on whether referring to a colleague as ‘pretty’ can constitute sex discrimination.

Greg Burgess

08/05/2024

Videos

Looking back over 2023 and ahead to 2024, an Employment Law update

In this session we will cover the key cases and developments of the last 12 months, and look ahead to what to expect in employment law in 2024.

04/03/2024

Podcasts

Employment Law highlights from 2023 and looking ahead to 2024

Employment law specialists Greg Burgess and Simon Bellm delve into the key cases and developments from the past 12 months, and provide valuable insights on what to expect in the world of employment law in 2024.

27/02/2024