Ian Deakin works as a partner in our Manchester office, specialising in employment Law. Clients welcome Ian’s direct and down to earth approach to providing employment law advice, focusing on pragmatic commercial guidance that focuses as much on what the client can do as what they can’t. Ian joined Browne Jacobson in April 2017 and has a broad practice and advises on the full spectrum of employment law issues.
Ian works primarily across our corporates and education sectors and has a particular expertise in employment status, TUPE transfers and Employment Tribunal litigation. An accomplished public speaker, Ian also regularly delivers training via in person sessions and webinars as well as conducting his own advocacy in the Employment Tribunal.
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