Max Winthrop appointed as Chair of Law Society committee for the second time
The specialist committee helps uphold a high standard of employment law in England and Wales and, as Chair, Max has been called on to give evidence in government select committees and inquiries.
“The committee brings together very talented people who are all practising specialists in employment law,” says Max. “It’s a fascinating opportunity to be involved in the law-making process and to help ensure that we have good, coherent legislation in place.”
Max has been a solicitor for more than 30 years and has taught employment law at Durham University.
In his role as Chair of the Employment Law Committee, Max gave public evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on the use of non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases.
He works with a broad range of clients, from individual employees through to large businesses and local authorities, and his cases include employment tribunals, whistleblowing and discrimination work. He also advises businesses and individuals on trans-national employment issues and claims relating to equal pay and unfair dismissal.
He is regularly called on to comment in the media on employment law issues and he delivers podcasts and webinars for the Law Society and XpertHR where he is a consulting editor for their Employment Law Guide. He is also the author of Employment Law and Practice published by CILEX Education.
The Committee also helps navigate changes in employment law including those arising from Britain leaving the EU and any that are introduced due to changes in government.
“As a practising solicitor, my knowledge of employment law from both the employer’s and the employee’s point of view helps inform the work of the committee and, similarly, my active involvement in legislation assures our clients that I really understand the issues they’re facing and that they will receive the highest quality advice,” added Max.