The Team at Fox Whitfield


paul The Team at Fox Whitfield

Paul set up Fox Whitfield in 2010 in Didsbury, Manchester, and he manages the Firm as its Principal.

With over 20 years experience of advising clients on all aspects of employment law Paul has built up a strong reputation for providing practical and honest advice to employers and employees.

Paul has acted for all sizes of employers from investment banks going through large scale redundancy programmes to small local employers with Employment law issues with their staff. He regularly appears as an advocate in the Employment Tribunals representing his clients. Paul also has considerable experience and expertise in High Court disputes including team moves, restrictive covenants and protective injunctions.

He has successfully negotiated hundreds of compromise agreements and settlement agreements for employees and employers. He also has considerable experience of dealing with complex bullying, harassment and whistle blowing claims.

Paul is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.

Tel: 0161 283 1276
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Sarah works from the Manchester office and predominantly represents employees.  She is a recognised expert on employment law, and was recently on the BBC News and BBC World, talking about pay issues.

Sarah understands that for most people, seeking legal advice is the last resort in a stressful situation.  Her clients frequently report feeling “much better” after their first meeting with her.  Sarah is transparent about costs and offers fixed fees where appropriate.  Appointments are available in the evening and at weekends, as well as during office hours.

All sorts of people have instructed Sarah, including CEOs, company directors, doctors, engineers, HR and IT professionals, and sales staff.  She regularly negotiates on behalf of senior executives who want a “controlled exit” from their employment, and appreciates the importance of securing and protecting each client’s reputation, as well as getting an excellent financial package.

Sarah is passionate about helping those who have suffered unfair dismissal and/or discrimination and has enabled many disabled clients to obtain adjustments at work.  Sarah often assists working mothers whose flexible working requests have been declined, or who are being made redundant or mistreated on their return from maternity leave.  She recently negotiated a six-figure settlement for a senior employee at a big four accountancy firm who had suffered maternity discrimination.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor ten years ago, and has previously worked for Slater & Gordon Lawyers, and in-house for a FTSE 100 PLC.

Mob: 07985 106 233




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Dianna is Fox Whitfield’s Account Manager and manages the Central Office in Manchester.

Having initially worked with Ernst & Young in London, Dianna has worked in legal finance and administration for the last 15 years.

She runs the Firm’s administration and is the main contact for any financial, invoice or payment queries.

Tel: 0161 2831276
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