Trevor Bettany, Partner
Trevor has extensive experience dealing with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law.
Trevor is Head of the Employment Group at Charles Russell Speechlys. Trevor has over 25 years’ experience working closely with employers and senior executives across the full spectrum of employment law issues. His work ranges from drafting or negotiating contractual employment arrangements for established and start-up businesses or executives, to managing dismissals, boardroom disputes, grievances, whistleblowing and discrimination, team moves and restraint of trade issues. He has particular interests in managing discipline and grievances at work, conducting investigations and change management, including business reorganisations, collective redundancy and TUPE consultation and the employment law aspects of transfers of undertakings and outsourcing.
Trevor acts for a variety of UK and US based clients including asset and investment management businesses, employment, engineering and pharmaceutical businesses, professional partnerships, LLPs and their members and senior executives.
He is committed to high standards of client service and was singled out by Legal 500 for his “grounded” approach. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and has sat on its Legislative & Policy Committee and has contributed to a number of Government consultation exercises, including in respect of discipline, grievances and agency workers.
Trevor is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Defended a claim in the Employment Tribunal involving the status of a member of an LLP, whistleblowing and breaches of obligations under the LLP Agreement
- Advised on the implications of TUPE and managing both collective and individual TUPE and redundancy consultation aspects of a post-acquisition intra-group reorganisation and harmonisation exercise
- Advised a member of an LLP on complex claims arising from whistleblowing, data breaches, expulsion and grievance procedures
- Advised on a sex discrimination and unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal
On the employment horizon – 2022
We set out some of the key changes we anticipate over 2022 in employment law, and how to best prepare for them.
How to manage redundancies: employee rights on redundancy
What rights do employees have when a redundancy exercise is carried out?
How to manage redundancies: practical steps
What are the practical considerations when carrying out a redundancy exercise?
How to manage redundancies: initial planning
What should employers consider when preparing for a redundancy situation?
Trevor Bettany quoted by People Management on the use of 'fire and rehire' tactics
Trevor Bettany considers questions around the legalities of ‘fire and rehire’ tactics.
Employment update 2021: the year ahead
We set out a timeline of the key changes expected for the year ahead in employment law, and how to best prepare for them.
Trevor Bettany quoted by People Management on the legalities of the BBC’s new impartiality guidance
Job Support Scheme
What is the government's Winter Economy Plan that comes in place from 1 November 2020 and run for six months?
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Updated Government and HMRC Guidance
The latest updates on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme designed to help support business and protect jobs during and post COVID-19.
COVID-19: Considerations for companies
An essential toolkit setting out key issues that companies and directors should consider during this uncertain time.
Trevor Bettany quoted by People Management on legal back to questions
Trevor Bettany quoted by People Management on the rights for employers if employees refuse to return to work
Government publishes COVID-19 Secure Guidelines to help businesses get back to work
The government introduced its new COVID-19 Secure Guidelines with detailed steps for employers to get their businesses back up and running.
SSP CHANGES TO DEAL WITH CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19
The government's announcement of providing support to companies affected by COVID-19 including temporary changes to Statutory Sick Pay.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insights and Information
Visit our hub page for the latest on planning for and coping with the impact of Coronavirus.
Planning for and coping with the Coronavirus COVID-19
Hints and tips on planning for and coping with Coronavirus.
Trevor Bettany quoted by People Management on whether Jack's Law goes far enough
Trevor Bettany quoted in People Management on the introduction of 'Jack's Law'
Employment changes in 2020 – what do we know for certain?
This article outlines key legislative changes and cases to watch out for in 2020.
Unfair dismissal – real reason hidden from decision-maker
The Supreme Court's latest decision applies both to “ordinary” unfair dismissal as well as claims for automatic unfair dismissal.