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Joe Beeston

Partner, Employment

Joe is a Partner in the Employment team. He advises on the full range of employment law issues and much of his experience has an international dimension.  Joe also advises clients on immigration and data protection matters.

He has experience advising banks, large corporations, property companies, private equity houses and asset management firms. He often advises clients on HR issues (such as redundancies, disciplinary and grievance processes and investigations), employment litigation and the employment aspects arising on corporate transactions (including global carve-outs). Joe has an interest in advising on whistle-blowing complaints.  

Separately, Joe acts for senior executives in their negotiations on the terms of their service agreements and settlement agreements. He is also a member of Forsters’ Senior Executives team which provides holistic advice and support to internationally mobile senior executives on tax, employment and immigration.

Joe co-heads Forsters’ pro bono committee and is also a committee member on the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee.

Joe was promoted to Partner in April 2023.

He has spent time on secondment at two global banks and a national retailer. Joe joined the Forsters’ Employment team in December 2018 from Clifford Chance LLP.

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Vineyards & Wineries

Forsters are delighted to be launching our Vineyards & Wineries practice. The cross-departmental team draws upon our strengths from across the firm, a combination of expertise that is rare if not unique in the market. The increasing number of vineyards we look after complements our exceptional book of landed estates, and is testament to our ability to look after landowning clients, whatever their business and whatever challenges they face.

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COVID-19 vaccines: employment law considerations

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is well underway and with reports suggesting that all adults will be offered a vaccine by the end of May, employers will likely be considering the implications of this for their staff. This article considers some of the key issues.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended

In yet another development, Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, has confirmed that he will announce today that the scheme will be further extended until March 2021.

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Making redundancies as a result of Covid-19

Many employers have sadly needed to make redundancies in recent months due to the pandemic and this trend will likely continue. This article provides a useful summary of the key considerations for employers who are contemplating a headcount reduction.

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