Purvis advises clients on all aspects of employment law. He has particular expertise in discrimination law (having been involved in drafting sections of the Employment Statutory Code of Practice for the Equality Act 2010) and advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. He has extensive experience advising on the employment issues that arise in global outsourcings, which have often involved in excess of 20 jurisdictions. Purvis regularly advises clients on whistleblowing, senior level exits, bonus issues, restrictive covenants, redundancies and TUPE.
Purvis conducts a range of employment litigation in the employment tribunals and High Court. His litigation experience includes defending high profile discrimination and whistleblowing claims as well as breach of contract claims and injunctions in the High Court.
He has a particular focus on the financial services sector and advises on employment regulatory issues including CRD IV, the Remuneration Code and the Senior Managers and Certification regimes. He has had in-house experience which has included a secondment at a leading investment bank.
Purvis has been rated as a ‘Rising Star’ in 2015 by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. He regularly speaks at client seminars and sessions organised by the national Employment Lawyers’ Association. He has written articles for The Guardian, Personnel Today, Xpert HR, HR Zone, HR Magazine, People Management and the Employment Law Journal.