As an employment law specialist, Gareth advises on the full range of both contentious and non-contentious employment law and labour relations issues. Gareth is ideally placed to advise on employment law issues and draws on his wide experience of managing complex and sensitive issues in the workplace.
Gareth is part of our Coronavirus Response team and provides specialist support to organisations, businesses and individuals on the challenges posed by coronavirus.
Coronavirus and Brexit pose many financial challenges to universities. Gareth can confidently support you through these challenges and guide you through any strategic decisions you make.
Gareth has a particular interest in discrimination law and also in data protection/freedom of information issues. He also advises on industrial relations issues and non-contentious, such as executive severances, business reorganisations, TUPE and outsourcing issues, and the employment aspects of corporate transactions.
Year of qualification - 1996
Gareth heads up our employment team in Bristol and is also responsible for our immigration team. He is recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for employment law and in the latter, Gareth is recognised as being "absolutely terrific" for both contentious and non-contentious work.
Chambers & Partners state that "his commitment is exemplary, he is always available and he gives sound advice".
"Gareth Edwards has always been a superb support" - Chambers & Partners 2021 respondent.
Gareth regularly conducts in-house training seminars and also speaks at external conferences. He regularly contributes articles for the business press on employment law issues. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Gareth enjoys the theatre and is a member of the Board of Bristol Old Vic Theatre.