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Oliver Moreton

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Ltd.

Biography

Oliver Moreton is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation practice in London. He qualified as a solicitor in March 2018, and has spent time on secondment at UBS (September 2017 to March 2018) and Barclays (October 2019 to April 2020).

Practice Focus

Oliver advises in-house legal counsel and HR on day to day employment issues, multi-jurisdictional HR transformation projects, Employment Tribunal litigation, and HR aspects of corporate transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised an international airline on a large restructuring project in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, working closely with the business to deliver practical advice.
  • Spent seven months on secondment to the Barclays Employment Legal team, giving day to day advice on employment law issues and managing Employment Tribunal litigation.
  • Advised a major financial services institution in successfully having a high value Employment Tribunal claim struck out for lack of territorial jurisdiction.
  • Advised a major financial services institution in defending Employment Tribunal and High Court claims.
  • Advised a global pharmaceutical company on HR issues relating to its consumer healthcare joint venture with another major pharmaceutical company.
  • Advised a major broadcaster on equal pay issues.
  • Worked with a well-known high street employer on national minimum wage issues.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2018)

Education

  • BPP University (Legal Practice Course - Distinction) (2016)
  • University of Law (Graduate Diploma in Law - Distinction) (2015)
  • University of Exeter (BA History - First Class) (2013)

Languages

  • English
  • Co-author, "Maternity leave: there's no comparison," PLC Magazine, July 2019