Francis Mortin is an employment specialist and recent transfer to the Bar from a successful employment practice at a leading international law firm, Francis brings a far greater wealth of experience to his clients than his recent call year may suggest. An all-rounder in the employment arena, Francis acts for both Claimants and Respondents. He has substantial experience in high-value, high stakes issues, such as advising on strategic collective consultations for in excess of 350 staff arising out of the pandemic for a major multinational professional services firm. Francis also served as the lead Solicitor on a complex High Court matter in which his client sought an urgent interlocutory injunction to prevent prized information, crucial to his client’s prospects at securing a services contract with a third party, valued at over £20m, from being released and used against it.
Francis’ sweet spot is Employment Tribunal advocacy and litigation, with which he brings years of experience, from his time as a Solicitor Advocate. With an acute awareness and understanding of the latest pressures his professional clients face, and an appreciation of the dynamic nature of private employment practice, Francis understands the importance of delivering an excellent standard of service, not just excellent, accurate and useful advice.
In addition to his employment practice, Francis is an accredited self-defense instructor (Krav Maga), which he teaches free of charge as a volunteer. Also a keen sportsman and charity supporter, in recent years Francis has climbed Kilimanjaro and is a regular fell runner.
Francis’ considerable experience of advising on contentious and non-contentious matters means that he provides a quality experience across many of the most active sub-specialisms in the market, this includes but is not limited to: discrimination; dismissals; whistleblowing; and redundancies. Discrimination, indeed, is one of Francis’ most active suits, he has particular experience and understanding in sensitive discrimination issues involving disability, mental health and vulnerable parties. Generally comfortable in almost every sector and industry, Francis has particular expertise in the retail, professional services and construction sectors.
An increasingly active part of Francis’ practice involves dealing with issues at the complex interface of employment and civil or commercial law including: restrictive covenants; urgent mandatory and prohibitory interlocutory injunctions; director (often senior and high-profile) exits; and circumstances where key or valuable corporate information is alleged to have been stolen.
A snapshot of Francis’ significant expertise includes:
From his time as a Solicitor, Francis also brings a deep and clear understanding of:
Employment Law Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Industrial Law Society
Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator – ADR Group
I was very happy with the advice and support I received from Francis, very knowledgeable, helpful and approachable. Also helped us achieve a very successful outcome. I would highly recommend Francis’ services Client Testimonial, leading building materials provider
Francis has been a great help and was quick to ask gathering questions to enable him to deliver a great level of service to our company. It helps a great deal when you get a positive outcome from the guidance you provide to your clients Client Testimonial, leading travel retailer
Francis provided an excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and brilliant attention to detail. I would highly recommend Francis and I am looking forward to working with him in the future Client Testimonial