Charles Wynn-Evans


Charles Wynn-Evans


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7545 | +44 20 7184 7001

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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. In 2018 The Legal 500 UK included Mr. Wynn Evans in its 'Hall of Fame' list for employment law. The 'Hall of Fame' highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellent and those law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of their profession. Chambers UK 2018 notes that clients consider him to be "hugely knowledgeable and experienced" and appreciate his "sensible and pragmatic advice". Chambers UK 2017 has described 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". 

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, Law
  • University of Oxford, B.C.L., Law
  • England and Wales
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • City of London Law Society
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers Association