I enjoy helping clients through a difficult time, minimising their stress while delivering the best outcome. I make use of my in depth knowledge of employers’ practices to achieve my clients’ aims with as little fuss as possible.
Discrimination and Whistleblowing claims
Monaco Solicitors: Senior Associate Solicitor, 2017 – Present
Nabarro LLP: Consultant: October 2016 – April 2017
Langton Hudson Butcher (NZ): Senior Associate, July 2014 – September 2016
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP: Senior Associate, February 2008 – July 2013
Kensington Swan October (NZ): Associate, 2005 – January 2008
Stephenson Harwood LLP: Solicitor, October 2001- June 2005
About Chris Hogg
I have practised employment law for over 15 years, acting for both employers and employees. I recognise the immense stress that issues at work can cause employees and I really enjoy being able to use my years of experience to help people through what can be a very difficult time. I make use of my in depth knowledge of employers’ practices to achieve my clients’ aims with as little fuss as possible.
Over the years I have advised employers and employees in many sectors including, technology, manufacturing, and the public sector. Having worked in the City for 10 years, I also have particular experience in financial services and I have acted for and against many of the leading banks, investment houses and insurance firms.
I am a highly experienced litigator, and where it is necessary to fight a case, I am a tenacious advocate for my clients. Claims I have been involved in recently include a maternity discrimination by a woman made redundant upon return from maternity leave, an age, sex and race discrimination claim which followed the appointment of a new manager, and several high court bonus claims.
Even where an employer is reluctant to engage in sensible discussions at an early stage, I will always proactively look at opportunities to reach a good outcome for my clients without the stress and expense of going to trial. I have successfully settled many cases through the use of meditation (where the parties have settlement discussions moderated by an independent third party) which is often an effective way of bringing parties together without the stress and uncertainty of a hearing.
I have advised many employees in respect of their rights in redundancy situations and where their employment may be transferred under TUPE. I also regularly advise employees about their terms of employment at the outset of the relationship.
If you are thinking of leaving your employer but concerned about any restrictions you may have on your ability to work for anyone else, I have particular expertise in post termination issues and have acted in many such cases both in and out of the courtroom.
Most recent cases include:
Tullet Prebon PLC v BGC Brokers L.P: I acted for 10 interdealer brokers whose ex-employer was seeking to prevent them from working for their new employer.
Acting in respect of an highly antagonistic race, sex and age discrimination claim and reaching a positive outcome for all parties.
Acting for an individual in a $13.5 million bonus claim in the Employment Tribunal.
Acting for an individual under investigation for bullying and achieving a substantial settlement through the use of mediation.