Charles Wynn-Evans


Charles Wynn-Evans


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK 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 and employment issues in the context of Brexit planning. 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 for employment law by the independent UK legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers. The 2019 edition of Chambers UK describes him as being “very pragmatic and solutions-oriented," while also having "very reliable judgement and being a pleasure to work with,"  Mr. Wynn-Evans has been described by Legal 500 UK as someone who ‘easily cuts to the chase’ in the 2018 edition. Notably, 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”. 

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
  • England and Wales
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • City of London Law Society
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagements
  • Women in the workpace - the gender pay gap, organisational cultures and representation in leadership - Westminster Employment Forum 2018, London (May 9, 2018)
  • Changing Labor and Employment Law in France, Germany and the UK - Waltham, MA (May 2, 2018)
  • How to Talk About the Gender Pay Gap - Duff and Phelps, London (October 18, 2017)
  • TUPE 2014 - three years on - Industrial Law Society, Nottingham (October 18, 2017)
  • Brexit Update and its Impact on Employers: A Breakfast Roundtable - London (March 14, 2017)
  • The Gender Agenda - London (February 2, 2017)
  • TUPE 2014 Two Years On - Unanswered Questions and Recent Developments - Bristol (October 4, 2016)
  • Updating on you on restrictive covenants and business protection - London (September 15, 2016)
  • Updating you on data protection and privacy issues for employers - London (June 22, 2016)
  • Brexit: Overview of EU and UK Institutions and the Impact of The Vote on Workforce and D&I - Duff & Phelps, London (June 16, 2016)
  • TUPE 2014 Two Years On - Unanswered Questions and Recent Developments - Birmingham (March 22, 2016)
  • TUPE 2014 Two Years On - Unanswered Questions and Recent Developments - Manchester (March 15, 2016)