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Steve Conlay

Senior Associate

I joined BPE in 2005 spending 6 years in the personal injury department working for both claimants and defendants. During this time I gained experience in claims involving stress and anxiety as well as experience in advising on prosecutions from the Health and Safety Executive.

Joining the Employment department in 2012 I transferred my personal injury skills to the employment law arena advising private sector clients, many with public sector contracts in areas such as discrimination, unfair dismissal and TUPE. I advise clients on day to day matters and have been instrumental in advising clients on the changing legal landscape involving holiday pay. I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive with Cilex in 2017.

I provide day to day support and advice for a number of clients from SME’s to FTSE listed companies. My work includes defending Employment tribunal cases for unfair dismissal, discrimination, as well as advising and assisting in company restructuring and employee/director exits. My clients vary from national retailers to private sector manufacturers.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Employment Tribunal claims involving unfair dismissal, holiday pay, TUPE and race, sex and disability discrimination

  • Utilising personal injury sector experience to advise on injury elements of discrimination claims.

  • Advising businesses and employees on settlement agreements and exiting of staff.

  • Legal updates and bulletins to clients and colleagues.

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