Here is the personal profile for Andrew Gilchrist. Please contact Andrew using the details listed in the contact panel to the right hand side of this page. You can also choose to send an email enquiry or request a call back.Position: Director
Andy has been a Director and Member of Lupton Fawcett LLP since 2007.
Andy studied law at the University of the West of England. Prior to joining Lupton Fawcett LLP Andy worked at the national law firm, Cobbetts LLP, where he was promoted to the position of Associate just 3 years after qualifying. Many of Andy's clients moved with him to Lupton Fawcett, finding his approach as a robust litigator and a creative and sophisticated negotiator invaluable.
Clients have commented that he has a very commercial approach to solving problems:
"He is not like most lawyers, as he explains things in simple terms, doesn't sit on the fence and is genuinely solution driven. Also, and crucially, he focuses on achieving the best commercial outcomes as quickly and cost effectively as possible"
"Lots of lawyers say they provide commercial advice but he is one of the few who actually does".
Having worked outside the legal profession for 10 years prior to becoming a solicitor, Andy instinctively looks at problems from a client's (as well as a lawyer's) perspective. As a result he has a very rounded business approach, having experienced first hand the employment and HR issues that arise in most businesses.
Andy has been the lead employment adviser to a number of household names in the construction, DIY, property and manufacturing sectors, including Tarmac, MFI, Magnet and Arcelor Mittal. He advises on all employment and HR related matters for both organisations and individuals, including the provision of employment advice on corporate restructures, executive terminations, large scale redundancies and appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Andy also conducts bespoke training sessions for clients on employment issues.
- Law Society
- Employment Lawyers' Association
- Employment advice on corporate restructures
- Executive terminations
- Large scale redundancies
- Appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal