Ivor has considerable experience of conducting litigation in both High Court disputes and significant employment tribunal matters, as well as experience in many other aspects of employment, partnership and data protection law.
He regularly advises on sensitive partner and employee exits from professional services firms and in the financial services sector. His deep understanding of the sector was bolstered in 2018 following a course focused on Financial Services and Markets Regulation. He has also acted for senior executives, NHS Chief Executives, medical professionals, professional music performers and sports professionals, including a number of high profile football coaches and managers. Ivor’s experience includes disputes arising out of breach of contract, including in relation to remuneration (incentive arrangements, carried interest and good leaver/bad leaver provisions), restrictive covenants matters and in professional negligence claims against firms of solicitors in relation to their employment law advice. He has also advised in arbitration proceedings.
His work demands a detailed understanding of professional regulatory matters, data protection rights and workplace privacy issues. In 2018 he presented to the membership of the American Bar Association on UK data protection, the GDPR and privacy issues.
During Ivor’s career he has represented claimants in high-value and complex whistle-blowing claims, discrimination claims (including a sexual orientation discrimination claim concerning the “outing” of an individual, appealed to the Court of Appeal), executive work stress claims (overwork and or bullying) and TUPE claims. A number of his cases have established legal precedents. He appeared for the group of musicians who, in a ground-breaking claim, sought an injunction to require the National Theatre to reengage them to play their instruments in the production of War Horse following their dismissal: Ashworth & Ors v The Royal National Theatre  EWHC 1176. The case had significant legal implications and received considerable press coverage.
He gives clear and pragmatic advice and is known to be highly strategic in the conduct of litigation.
Ivor also has a particular interest in legislative change effecting the workplace and sits on the Legislative and Policy Committee of Employment Lawyers Association.
Ivor qualified at Slater and Gordon lawyers in 2006. He joined Fox & Partners as a Partner in 2018 with over 12 years’ experience in employment law. He is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience (civil).
“very talented”, “highly rated” and “recommended”, (Legal 500 – Employment: senior executives).
“incredibly strategic and very bright, and he has very good attention to detail” (Chambers – Employment).