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Paul Johnstone

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Paul Johnstone has over 20 years' experience as a specialist employment and equality law adviser. He has been recommended as a notable practitioner in Chambers legal directory for a number of years and was praised by one client as a "very effective advocate" who is "robust in Tribunals and stands firm when the occasion demands." Another client describes him as "honest, understanding and empathetic", adding: "I value his confident and professional approach and his ability to pursue and secure a successful outcome." Other client recommendations emphasise that Paul is "local, responsive, incredibly knowledgeable and enabling".

Paul advises clients on complex employment law issues including highly sensitive discrimination claims, executive severance and cross-border issues. Paul is a recognised specialist adviser on equality and discrimination law in both employment situations and in the provision of services to members of the public.

He is recommended in the Legal 500 as "very practical" and has key areas of expertise in equal treatment, unfair dismissal, TUPE, collective redundancies, industrial relations and restraint of trade claims as well as representing clients in prosecuting and defending whistleblowing and discrimination cases. Paul has an excellent track record of achieving successful results for clients in litigation proceedings at the employment tribunal and recently successfully dealt with a highly sensitive and complex investigation with the Information Commissioner's Office relating to the collation and processing of personal data under the provisions of GDPR.

Paul has an excellent track record of devising and delivering leadership and development in-house training programmes for line-managers on all aspects of personnel and HR management.