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Michael Scutt

Partner and Head of Department

I joined Crane & Staples in 2013 as Head of Employment and Dispute Resolution and was appointed as a Partner in April 2016.

I advise both businesses and individuals on all aspects of employment law and HR support including;

  • Drafting business documents, including contracts of employment, staff handbooks, policies and agreements
  • Drafting and advising on Settlement Agreements
  • Advising on redundancy and dismissal processes, including disciplinary and grievance procedures and protected conversations
  • Protecting business assets, such as confidential information and business contacts
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Representation in Employment Tribunal and Court cases

I also advise and act for clients in contentious probate/Inheritance Act claims,  and debt recovery.

I head up a dedicated team that gives clear and practical legal advice with a minimum of jargon. We are committed to trying to resolve disputes in a fair and business-like manner, using mediation where possible.

Presentations

I regularly present at networking groups and my latest presentation can be viewed in the video below.

Renting Out Private Properties

Outside the office

Away from work I like cycling and running, as well as supporting Arsenal.

Thanks from me for all of your hard work, patience and dedication in handling [our]  legal journey, a long and at times horrid journey …  but at least we now have closure and avoided the worst case scenario(s) on court proceedings and all the meaningful costs and extra stress that would have surely been involved