Constantine Law, the consultant-led “agile” employment and regulatory specialist law firm has recruited Neil Johnston to join the firm. The appointment takes Constantine Law to a headcount of ten partners and a total of 15 fee earning staff – including seven specialist employment partners. There will be additional partner hires announced shortly.

Neil Johnston is a highly experienced employment lawyer with over 20 years of experience and joins from Bolt Burdon where he was a partner and Head of Employment. He advises both employers, ranging from start-ups to listed companies, and employees. His employee practice has a particular focus advising, Founders, C-Suite Executives, Partners, High Net Worth individuals and senior level employees from a range of regulated sectors on grievances, investigations, disciplinary exits, discrimination, whistleblowing, restrictive covenants and contract issues.

Neil has extensive litigation experience ranging from unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing Employment Tribunal claims to cases that have reached the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Neil also helped draft the Equality and Human Right’s Commission’s Employment Statutory Code of Practice that helps interpret the Equality Act of 2010.

Neil joins a growing team of senior lawyers at Constantine Law and his appointment is hot on the heels of the arrival of regulatory partner Emmeline Coerkamp who joined from PCB Byrne earlier in the year.

Commenting on the new appointment, Managing Partner John Hayes said, “Our recruitment of lawyers of Neil’s calibre is a testament to our business model and the attractions of working for a progressive collegiate firm like ours. We are without the fixed costs of many firms, and we don’t impose targets, so our solicitors have more freedom to work and develop their work in a way that suits them best. At the same time, we provide strong backup with a team of junior lawyers and strong support systems which mean our partners are able to concentrate on winning and working for their clients.”

“Legal advice on employment matters continues to be in demand – both for individuals and for businesses and Neil’s appointment will boost our reputation in this area even further. We welcome him to the practice.”