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Charles Wynn-Evans, head of Dechert’s employment practice in London, focuses on all contentious and non-contentious employment-related matters. He handles 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.

Charles is acknowledged as a leading individual by the independent UK legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers. Chambers UK 2018 notes that he is particularly recognised for handling TUPE matters and both tribunal and High Court employment litigation. Clients consider him to be "hugely knowledgeable and experienced" and appreciate his "sensible and pragmatic advice". The 2017 guide describes Mr. Wynn-Evans as “an excellent, technical transactional lawyer” who is “fantastic on employment issues” and “a thought leader on TUPE”. Chambers UK 2016 describes Mr. Wynn-Evans as an "outstanding" and highly experienced employment adviser. The 2016 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.

Charles writes regularly on employment law issues for journals such as the Industrial Law Journal, PM Online 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, second edition 2016). He is a member of the editorial committee of the Employment Lawyers Association's ELA Briefing.

Charles 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 Midlands (West) Region and a Deputy Chair of the Central Arbitration Committee. He is an Independent Person at the London Borough of Southwark.


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

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