Charles Wynn-Evans


Charles Wynn-Evans


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


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 2020 edition of The Legal 500 UK notes "Charles Wynn-Evans is a great example of a lawyer with real skills to handle clients, understand their role as adviser to senior people and support the client to get a good outcome. He is always able to move quickly and the very best at solving unusual problems with imagination." Mr. Wynn-Evans is also noted by The Legal 500 UK in 2020 for his work on partnership matters. He is featured in The Legal 500's prestigious 'Hall of Fame' list for employment law which 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.

The 2019 edition of Chambers UK describes Mr. Wynn-Evans as being “very pragmatic and solutions-oriented," while also having "very reliable judgement and being a pleasure to work with." The 2018 guide notes that clients consider him to be "hugely knowledgeable and experienced" and appreciate his "sensible and pragmatic advice" and in 2017, Chambers UK described Mr. Wynn-Evans as “an excellent,  technical transactional lawyer” who is “fantastic on employment issues” and “a thought leader on TUPE." 

Mr. Wynn-Evans writes regularly on employment law issues for journals such as Personnel Today, including their recent article Sex, Alleged Lies and Settlement Agreements. He also regularly contributes to the Employment Law Journal and the Industrial Law Journal.  He has edited Global Legal Insights Labour and Employment since 2013 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 and one of the authors of Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law. He is also a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and a Freeman of the City of London.

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 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)