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Ted Flanagan

Head of Employment

“I try to get clients to really understand what has happened and why. That helps deal with the problem in the ‘here and now’, and also makes it less likely that they’ll find themselves in the same position in the future.”

About Ted…

Ted joined Gosschalks in 2002 and has been the Head of Employment Law since 2007. As a specialist in employment law since 1998, he has extensive experience of working on behalf of both employers and employees, and appearing before Employment Tribunals. He advises on all aspects of employment law, including non-contentious and contentious work.

“Employers tend to get very worked up about employment law and feel that it’s all stacked against them. We’re there to demystify the law and the process, and to reassure them that it’s not as bad as they think. For me, that’s the most rewarding thing about this job – solving problems for people.”

Ted is Secretary to the Employment Tribunal User Group in Leeds and is a director of Seven – the only independent local transmitting television station in the country. In the past, he’s lectured to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Chartered Management Institute and at the University of Hull. He is also an honorary member of Round Table.

Known for his commitment, resilience and comprehensive knowledge of employment law, Ted is praised in Chambers & Partners as a solicitor who ‘deals with everything that’s thrown at him. If he says he will do something he does it, and comes back with a response one can understand.’

“I tell my clients to be patient, sensible and to keep records of what they’re doing. If you do that then you’ll reduce your exposure to the risk of claims by about 75% and it shouldn’t cost you a penny.”

Other involvements/interests:

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
  • Honorary member of Round Table
  • Secretary to the Employment Tribunal User Group in Leeds
  • Lecturer for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Chartered Management Institute and the University of Hull
  • Director of local television station, Estuary TV
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