Robert Maddox

Senior Associate | London (City)

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Robert is an employment law senior associate and advises on a wide variety of employment matters for both employers and employees.

Robert has a broad employment law practice advising both employers and individuals on contentious and non-contentious issues. He takes a strategic and pragmatic approach focusing on achieving the clients desired outcomes. 

Robert is a noted specialist in discrimination and whistleblowing claims, and in dealing with matters involving senior employees and executives. He also regularly advises companies and individuals on disciplinary, grievance and redundancy processes, internal investigations, settlement negotiations and termination of employment. He advises across all sectors with a particular focus on financial services, legal, healthcare, academia and education, and media.

What people say about Robert

He is acknowledged in both major legal directories as a leading employment lawyer, and is recognised as an Associate to Watch in multiple categories in Chambers and Partners. 

"He is a rising star - he has a good track record of winning at tribunal and getting good settlements, especially in whistle-blowing and race discrimination cases."

Chambers & Partners Guide

"Robert was brilliant - thoughtful in his method, and also compassionate and concerned for my well-being."

Chambers & Partners Guide

"He is highly impressive; he's excellent technically, on top of all the issues, digests vast amounts of information very quickly and has excellent client skills."

Chambers & Partners Guide 

"He is a team player with excellent knowledge as well as strategic thinking; but his efficiency and dedication to his clients probably make him stand out."

The Legal 500

"He is an excellent lawyer and a solid performer. He is someone who is very pragmatic and has a good handle on the law and will give good solid advice."

Chambers & Partners Guide 

My matter with Robert has recently concluded and I just wished to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for Robert's approach, professionalism and attitude throughout the whole process. Having dealt with many legal professionals over the years, I can think of a few who leave a long lasting positive mark on their relationship with the client, and whose proactiveness, understanding and diligence make such a great difference. Robert always went the extra mile whenever he could and I always felt confident that my matter was in the best hands possible. He sets an excellent example for others in the profession.”


Reported appellate cases

  • Lord Chancellor v McCloud & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 2844 - Representing a group of Court of Appeal and High Court judges in a successful discrimination challenge to changes to their pension scheme. This matter reached Supreme Court level and has been extensively reported in The Times, Law Society Gazette, Financial Times, amongst other publications
  • Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd & Royal Mail Plc [2022] EWCA Civ 189 - Court of Appeal challenge to the interpretation of Reg 13 of the Agency Workers Regulations 2013 and the scope of an agency worker's right to be notified of job vacancies at the client
  • Shittu v South London and Maudsley NHS Trust [2022] EAT 18 - Employment Appeal Tribunal challenge to a Tribunal's findings on level of compensation awarded to a successful claimant

Examples of notable work

  • Achieving a six figure settlement in historic sex discrimination/equal pay matter in the technology sector 
  • Six figure settlement for a senior executive dismissed for redundancy 
  • Acting for a charity in defending a multiple allegation discrimination claim - claim struck out by the Employment Tribunal at a preliminary stage 
  • Acting for a Consultant Surgeon in successfully challenging a decision not to confer full ill-health retirement benefit by a pension administrator 
  • Representing a company in a multi-party TUPE claim brought by a trade union
  • Advising a charity on the management and implementation of an equality review, with particular focus on race and racial equality
  • Advising a partner of a large accountancy firm on the implications of a merger on his employment circumstances

Experience and qualifications

  • Qualified in 2017 
  • Experience and specialism in Employment Law since 2014 
  • Bar Professional Training Course 2012 

Professional memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association 
  • ARDL - Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Areas of expertise

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