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Charles Wynn-Evans, head of the employment practice in London, focuses on all contentious and non-contentious employment-related matters. His practice includes handling issues relating to redundancy, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, unlawful discrimination, industrial action, boardroom disputes, restrictive covenants, agreed terminations, tax issues and all kinds of employment-related litigation as well as the employment aspects of corporate transactions. He trained with the firm, was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and has been a partner at Dechert since 1997.

Mr. Wynn-Evans is acknowledged as a leading individual by the independent UK legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers. Chambers UK 2016, 2015 and Chambers Global 2014 rank him in the top tier for his employment practice in the UK, with Chambers UK noting that he is "well known for his expertise advising both employers and senior executives. Chambers UK 2016 describes Mr. Wynn-Evans as an "outstanding" highly experienced employment adviser. The publication describes how sources praise his "commercial approach while noting his availability and incredibly upbeat approach". Chambers UK, 2014 describes him as an "eminently professional, pragmatic and understanding" lawyer. The Legal 500 UK, 2014 recommends him as a "leading lawyer" for human resources: employment: employers and senior executives and the 2013 edition  notes that Mr. Wynn-Evans "knows what he is doing." In Chambers UK, 2012 he is described as "an extremely knowledgeable lawyer with a commercial approach. Clients praise his consistently excellent advice." Chambers Global, 2011 describes him as a "celebrated expert" and states that "clients recommend him for providing practical and commercial solutions to our issues." Chambers Europe, 2011 states that he "impresses his employer clients with his commercial, practical approach and can-do attitude." He is described in Chambers UK, 2010 as "drawing consistent plaudits for his in-depth understanding of employment law and his 'keen sense of commercial realities.'" In The Legal 500 UK, 2010 Mr. Wynn-Evans is "singled out for plaudits by clients and peers" and according to the 2009 directory he "delivers 'a quality service, efficiency and practical advice', and commands significant respect among peers." In Chambers UK, 2009 he is described as "'a charming problem solver who always comes up with the goods.' He is 'responsive, adaptable and has great judgement,' and peers describe him as 'the TUPE king.'"

Mr. Wynn-Evans writes regularly on employment law issues for journals such as the Industrial Law Journal and the Employment Law Journal. He has contributed to a number of books on the subject and is the author of The Law of TUPE Transfers (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is a member of the editorial committee of the Employment Lawyers Association's ELA Briefing.

Mr. Wynn-Evans is a CEDR accredited mediator and a member of the Employment Law Committees of the Law Society of England and Wales and of the City of London Law Society. He is a fee-paid (part-time) employment judge assigned to the Birmingham region. Mr. Wynn-Evans is a governor of Heber Primary School in south London.


University of Bristol, LL.B., 1988
Merton College, University of Oxford, B.C.L., 1990

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

England and Wales


Law Society of England and Wales
City of London Law Society
Industrial Law Society
Employment Lawyers Association