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Andrew Yule

Position: Partner

Core Areas: Employment

Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2017

Andrew is a Partner in the employment department, advising businesses and senior executives on all aspects of employment law.

He works with employer clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, technology, retail and education – providing pragmatic and prompt day-to-day advice on all aspects of the employment relationship. He also has a great deal of experience helping clients to avoid or to defuse disputes and – where necessary - successfully running complex litigation.

Andrew also acts for individuals, regularly in the financial services sector, in private equity and numerous FTSE 100 and 250 departmental heads and main board directors. Typically this includes advising on and negotiating all aspects of complex and high-value moves, terminations and disputes – at each stage carefully managing not only the financial terms, but also the more nuanced reputational aspects.

No two disputes are ever the same and Andrew regularly receives praise for his adaptability – finding ways to engage constructively with the people involved to settle ‘impossible to settle’ claims, but equally being recognised as ‘never flagging’, remaining ‘on top of the other side’ and ‘maintaining his clarity of thinking throughout’ during strategically complex negotiations.

Recent experience

  • Acting for a number of large, global employers in successfully defending disputes involving complex allegations of discrimination, whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal and breach of contract.
  • Running and negotiating excellent outcomes for individuals involved in complex and high value whistle-blowing claims, often involving allegations of regulatory breaches.
  • Successfully applying for the strike-out of a number of discrimination claims.  
  • Advising in relation to employment status; drafting employment and consultancy contracts; assisting with developing and implementing grievance and disciplinary procedures; and drafting and updating tailored handbooks and employment policies.
  • Acting for individuals, successfully pursuing unfair dismissal, direct discrimination and pregnancy discrimination proceedings against global banks. 

Professional memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Employment Lawyers Association

Work history

2015 to present, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2004 to 2014, Solicitor, Withers LLP

2002 to 2004, Trainee Solicitor, Withers LLP 

Personal interests

Andrew speaks excellent Spanish, having lived and worked in Cuba and in Mexico for a total of almost two years. 

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‘Good, in-depth knowledge of the sector' and gives ‘excellent advice covering different angles'

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