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    John Blank holds a law degree from Oxford University and was admitted as a solicitor in 1971. He has extensive experience in wills and probate, residential and commercial property and commercial law. He has a special interest in employment law and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

    He regularly advises employers and employees on employment contracts, redundancy issues, employment procedures and on bringing and defending claims following termination of employment.

    John lectures on employment law topics and has devised and conducted case studies and workshops on recruitment and selection, employment contracts and constructive dismissal. The Inner Temple (one of the Inns of Court) regularly calls on his wealth of practical experience for training newly-qualified barristers in legal ethics.


    Some recent highlights include:

    Successfully pursuing a claim in the employment tribunal for unfair dismissal after 13 years service on behalf of a former director of the employer company.
    Successfully pursuing a claim in the employment tribunal for wrongful dismissal on behalf of family support worker who was dismissed after 20 years’ service with a local authority.
    Preparing an employment contract for a senior UK employee on behalf of a French hi-tech company.
    Acting for a German client who discovered he had inherited a house in London and an art collection from a distant relative who had died intestate ten years previously.