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Michael Scutt

Partner and Head of Department

I am Head of Employment and Dispute Resolution, providing cost-effective, practical, legal advice to both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law and HR support. 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.

I joined Crane & Staples in 2013, having previously worked for several years in a niche City practice specialising in employment law. I qualified in 1993.

Misuse of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms in the workplace are areas I am very interested in and have spoken about on BBC Radio.  I occasionally contribute to the Financial Times Q&A section on employment law issues.

If you are a start-up or small business, worried about employment law, or you need advice on disciplinary/grievance situations, or on structuring contracts of employment/employee handbooks, I can probably help you.

Alternatively you may be a senior executive who needs advice in a redundancy situation and have been given a settlement agreement.  Again, we can usually assist and can probably improve the terms of the agreement you are given.

Outside the office

Away from work I like cycling and running, as well as watching football.

I would like to thank you and your colleagues for the help and support you gave me which was first class.  Thanks once again Michael