Alan Lewis

Principal Lawyer and Head of Commercial Division & Employment

Name: Alan Lewis

Title: Principal Lawyer and Head of Commercial Division & Employment

Email: alan.lewis@lindermyers.co.uk

Telephone: 0161 837 6807

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Alan Lewis joined Linder Myers in 1990. He became a Partner in 1998 and was responsible for setting up the employment department in Manchester.

Alan now leads the firm’s commercial division – which comprises commercial litigation, commercial property, corporate & commercial and employment. He mainly works from Manchester, although also acts for clients from the Lancashire office.

Alan has considerable experience of representing both employers and senior employees in a wide range of Employment Tribunal and High Court disputes. He specialises in:

  • Restrictive covenants and breaches of confidentiality
  • Dismissals of directors and senior executives
  • Commercial Agents Regulations
  • Redundancy and transfer of undertakings
  • Unfair dismissal and sex, race and disability discrimination
  • Drafting director’s service agreements, contracts of employment and staff handbooks

Examples of Alan Lewis’s success for clients include:

  • acting for a company in obtaining an injunction in respect of a former employee, preventing him from dealing with former clients or being employed by a competitor company.
  • acting for a Chief Executive in a claim for damages regarding unfair dismissal, stress at work and breach of the Public Interest Disclosure Act, obtaining considerable compensation on her behalf.
  • defending a claim against a firm of solicitors for disability discrimination and striking out the claimant’s claim.
  • successfully appealing a number of Employment Tribunal decisions in the Employment Appeals Tribunal and Court of Appeal.

Alan is currently:

  • advising employers on implementing redundancies
  • acting for numerous firms of solicitors and accountants in respect of their employment law issues
  • acting for GP practices and individual GPs in respect of employment issues
  • acting for a group of employees pursuing a group action arising out of a reduction in their remuneration
  • providing regular employment advice to workingmums.co.uk

Alan lives in Lancashire with his wife and son. His hobbies and interests include football, boxing, music (occasional guitar player) and supporting Oldham Athletic.

Alan sums up his approach to work by stating he’s: “friendly, approachable and above all committed to excellence in every case I take on”

Alan was instrumental in setting up the firm’s popular Employ-line scheme which provides outsourced human resources and employment law advice (and insurance) for a fixed fee to employers. He is also recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ in the Legal 500.

Qualifications: Degree in Economics and Politics (2:1 BA Hons) - University of Hull

Year admitted: 1992

No of years experience: 29

Areas of law:

  • Employment Law
  • Corporate & Commercial

Alan has provided the RMS business with a first class support on all aspects of our HR requirements for very many years. We have always found his advice to be clear and concise and provided with a thorough understanding of RMS and its objectives. Alan has successfully defended Employment Tribunal claims, protected the business in matters related to grievances & redundancies and given good quality support service to our in-house HR, exactly what our business needs and relies upon.
Jon Hammond - RMS International PLC, Group Finance Director

Alan was recommended to myself to act on my behalf when seeking ill health retirement from the Police. He made myself and my wife feel at ease immediately, and fully explained the legal implications of the settlement agreement I was signing. I would not hesitate in recommending Alan or his team to anyone.
Mr G Bunting

I have been a client of Linder Myers, in its current and former incarnations, for over 30 years – in that time the standard of service which they have provided has never been anything less than outstanding. As my business has expanded over the last few years I have had to deal with some very challenging HR issues – Alan Lewis, head of Employment, has provided consistently first-class, reliable advice, always delivered in the supportive and reassuring manner that was needed.

Alan Lewis has provided employment law support to our Company for a number of years. He has made it his business to understand the nuances of our work environment and culture and the advice he gives is practical and within context for our business. He is a great sounding board and always provides relevant and meaningful case law examples to help us find the right solution for us.
Helen Christie, Rayburn Trading Limited

“We have used Alan Lewis at Linder Myers Solicitors. From the first moment I met him I was impressed by his knowledge. It felt almost like we had known each other for years and he immediately put me at ease. He explained in detail the legal matters I wanted to speak to him about and answered every question I had. His knowledge of the law is exceptional and I found him easy to understand and explain the complex processes involved in Employment Law. He is extremely patient and very understanding. If I needed to make an appointment to meet or call him he always tried to accommodate my work schedule and offered to be flexible about the timings. At all times I have felt completely at ease and confident in his expertise. I am happy with the outcome and would definitely recommend him to any employer.”

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