Oliver heads up the London Employment, Pensions & Benefits and Immigration Team. He advises both employers and employees in connection with various contentious and non-contentious employment issues. He also provides commercial advice to staffing companies about a range of employment and commercial issues which arise within the recruitment supply chain. Oliver is a supervisor of Employment Tribunal work amongst other matters.
Main areas of practice
His expertise includes issues arising from the use of social media in the workplace, complex employment status and discrimination claims in the employment tribunal as well as High Court claims involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants relating to unfair competition and confidentiality.
His clients range from large multinational plcs to medium and small enterprises. Many of Oliver’s clients are in the recruitment industry, as well as the IT, charities and retail and leisure sectors.
Recruitment sector group: Oliver has a particular expertise in the recruitment sector and leads the firm’s recruitment sector group. He regularly presents at industry events, such as those organised by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and has experience of the various commercial issues arising within the recruitment supply chain including issues relating to umbrella companies and atypical working arrangements.
Employment: He advises staffing companies and umbrella companies, as well as end user clients of staffing services, in relation to a range of employment and commercial matters such as employment status and TUPE.
He has advised on complex Employment Tribunal matters, such as discrimination and status, as well as matters involving the breach of covenants and misuse of confidential information by former employees. He has advised on complex and high value employment status cases involving HMRC and the GLA.
Articles/seminars: Regular speaker at seminars and contributor to legal and industry publications.
Oliver is a fluent German and Dutch speaker.
Oliver trained with Blake Lapthorn and joined the Employment team when he qualified as a solicitor in October 2005. He speaks fluent German and Dutch.
Insights by Oliver
As part of its 'COVID-19 Recovery Strategy', the Government has stated that workplaces are expected to follow the new 'COVID-19 Secure' guidelines as soon as practicable. Eight separate detailed guides...Read More
Employment partner Oliver Weiss has written a piece on an injury to feelings compensation award that was first published in Personnel Today on 7 April. Ms Giwa-Amu, who worked for...Read More
This article first appeared in Reward Strategy Magazine. The writing of references has long been a thorny topic in employment law and so the recent case of Hincks v Sense Network...Read More