Chris Seaton

Chris Seaton


Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

Admitted as a solicitor 1993

Partner from 1999

Tel: +44 (0) 117 939 2213

Chris joined Burges Salmon in 1991 after serving in the Royal Navy for 11 years. Chris is on the firm's Executive Management Committee.

Chris deals with a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment work, advising employers and employees in both public and private sectors on the complete range of employment issues.

Chris acts for a large number of multinational clients and coordinates employment advice across a wide range of jurisdictions. In particular:

  • setting up European Works councils and National Works Councils
  • cross border transfer of employees and TUPE considerations
  • restructuring and plant closure across different jurisdictions
  • harmonisation of terms and conditions across different jurisdictions
  • employment advice on setting up businesses in the UK
  • Tribunal advocacy and mediation

Chris is also chair of the firm's International Committee and has particular responsibility for the firm's international alliance with firms in Europe. He is a frequent speaker at both national and international conferences and provides training on employment law and health and safety issues for clients and others.

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