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  • Martin Pratt

    Martin Pratt
    Partner, London (Aldgate Tower)

    Issues at Work, Employer's Issues

    T. +44 (0) 20 7518 0287
    martinpratt@incegdlaw.com

Having previously worked for Sharpe Pritchard, Campbell Hooper (now Charles Russell Speechly), DLA Piper, and Kingsley Napley, Martin is now a partner in the Employment Law team, representing both individuals and employers but specialising in acting for professionals such as public company directors, lawyers, hedge fund managers, accountants, MDs in investments banks, private equity principals and tech entrepreneurs, both as individuals leaving old employers and setting up or joining new enterprises. Martin advises senior individuals on new employment contracts and joining LLPs.

On the employer side his expertise covers the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing. His varied employer client base includes professional services firms, hedge funds, publishers, marketing agencies, charities, fitness studios and medical practices.

Martin represents clients in all types of employment related disputes, involving matters like whistleblowing, discrimination, bonus claims, harassment, TUPE, High Court injunctions and unfair dismissal.


Experience

  • Kingsley Napley, Senior Solicitor
  • DLA Piper, Associate
  • Campbell Hooper (now Charles Russell Speechly), Solicitor
  • Leicester University, LL.M Law and Employment Relations
  • Sharpe Pritchard, Trainee and Assistant Solicitor
  • College of Law, York, GDL and LPC
  • University of Oxford, Trinity College, MA Modern History

Accolades

  • The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Employment.

    "Martin’s unfailing pragmatism and good advice was based clearly upon experience and expert knowledge; has delivered for our company the clean result we had hoped for in a very timely manner. When a failing in process or poor advice could endanger the desired outcome, the type and style of advice from Martin has never disappointed. His openness and availability, even on Christmas Eve, never wavered." - Director of a professional services consultancy

    "Martin's advice was expert and patient. He was sensitive to our lack of experience in creating employee contracts and was completely aware of all of the potential pitfalls that we needed to guard against as a business. He worked with us to produce a contract that suited our individual needs and satisfied all legal criteria. A process that I had personally been dreading was made mercifully painless and straightforward. I found Martin to be readily available and always willing to discuss any concerns that I may have had." - Managing Director of a creative agency

Networks

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society 
  • The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) 
  • The Westminster and Holborn Law Society

Qualifications

  • MA Modern History from Trinity College (University of Oxford)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice/Legal Practice Course (LPC) obtained at College of Law, York
  • LL.M Law and Employment Relations gained at Leicester University

Expertise:
Issues at Work, Employer's Issues

Education (University):
University of Oxford (Trinity); College of Law, York; Leicester University