Charlie Rae is a partner in the employment team, based in the Birmingham office. He is experienced in advising clients on the full range of employment law issues, both contentious and non contentious. In particular, he regularly advises in relation to senior executive terminations, business reorganisations, outsourcing and insourcing situations and has particular experience of advising clients about TUPE, including problem areas and innovative approaches.
He is also an experienced litigator, with particular expertise in relation to whistleblowing, working time regulations and collective consultation claims as well as actions to enforce, or defend the enforcement of, restrictive covenants. Charlie regularly appears on behalf of clients as an advocate in the employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal.
Charlie has worked with clients in a variety of sectors during his career and has particular experience of advising clients based in the retail, banking, manufacturing and housing sectors.
Having qualified as a solicitor in 2001 with Pinsent Masons (then Pinsent Curtis), he was promoted to Senior Associate in 2008. He joined Shoosmiths as a Partner in January 2012.