Mark Watson


Mark is a partner in the Employment Department and specialises in employment law. He advises on all aspects of employment law, including defending tribunal claims, the employment aspects of acquisitions and sales, redundancies, restrictive covenants and difficult problems relating to TUPE and outsourcing. He has wide experience acting for senior executives as well as advising employers on complex board issues and shareholder disputes, and his extensive business experience at a senior level enables Mark to assist clients in finding pragmatic solutions to strategic boardroom issues.

Mark acts for many US companies on employment matters, either directly or through their UK subsidiaries. He is a Past President of the Labour Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats and the current President of the UK National Committee of that organisation.

"One satisfied client notes that 'he is extremely professional, responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with at all times.'"
(Chambers UK, 2013)

"Mark Watson ‘makes you feel in expert hands’"
 (Legal 500, 2012)

Read more of my articles:

Off the record, without prejudice and pre-termination negotiations

Buying insolvent businesses: the key employment issues

Drapers' People Moves section is a must-read for fashionistas - who goes where, and why, helps lubricate fashion industry coffee machine chatter

Protecting key executives

Sending employees - abroad an employer's duty of care

Discrimination does not help a brand's image

Immediate termination: How loose threads can unravel