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Mark Serby


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Mark Serby

Director & Head of Employment Law

Department: Employment

Years’ experience in the above area: 26 Years

About Mark and his main areas of work: 

Mark is described by The UK Legal 500 as offering “exceptional” advice. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, frequently presents to clients and is invited to comment in the media. He advises businesses and employees on all areas of employment law and in particular:-

  • Drafting and enforcing contracts of employment and staff handbooks.
  • All aspects of disciplinary, redundancy and grievance procedures.
  • Preparing and negotiating Settlement Agreements. 
  • Enforcing post termination restrictions and confidentiality provisions.
  • The Equality Act and discrimination.
  • Employment Tribunals.
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (“TUPE”).

Significant matters undertaken:

  • Negotiating many executive exit packages and Settlement Agreements
  • Advice over Permanent Health Insurance Schemes and defending a claim for £300,000.00 as loss of earnings for failure to provide such a scheme
  • Injunctions to restrain former employees breaching their post-termination restrictions
  • Transfer of Undertaking Protection of Employment regulations
  • Jockey Club Ex Parte RAM Race Courses Limited v 2All England Reports 225
    An application for judicial review against the jockey club on behalf of a race course owner seeking to provide new racing meetings.
  • F H Brundle v Richard Perry and Betafence Limited EWHC475(IPEC)
    Successful defence of a patent infringement claim
  • Court of Appeal decision on Solicitors’ Negligence
    Successful defence of a claim concerning a Solicitors’ obligation at mediation

Pro Bono

Trustee of Derwent Rural Counselling Services (2013 to present)

Governor of Great Hucklow School (2009 to present)

Recent articles by Mark Serby:

Holiday pay lowdown
Yorkshire Post: My Passion for for Mountaineering
Mark Serby asks "How fair is the Gig Economy?"
The party line on employment
Reasons to be cheerful

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