Keith Potter has specialised in employment law since 1984.
Keith joins Downs as a Consultant Solicitor following the merger with his practice, Fieldhouse & Co. which was established in Reigate in 2005.
He was previously head of employment law at one of the UK’s largest companies before joining a large City law firm and later moving to a leading practice in Guildford. He has appeared extensively as an advocate in Employment Tribunals throughout the UK, acting for both employers and employees. He has also represented parties at mediations.
In the course of his career he has advised businesses, public sector bodies, charities, sports clubs and individuals on a very wide range of employment law and on commercial disputes of various kinds.
Keith has handled a variety of employment issues including dismissals, redundancies, business reorganisations, employment contracts and handbooks, consultancy agreements, disciplinary and grievance procedures, the employment aspects of business sales or changes of contractor, claims of discrimination on grounds of race, sex, age and disability, equal pay, maternity rights, compromise agreements, restrictive covenants, bonus/commission disputes, industrial action and collective consultation.