David Hession -
Associate, Employment Law
T: 0161 876 7546
F: 0345 357 9399
Based in: Manchester
David is an Associate Solicitor based in the firm’s Manchester office.
Before joining Simpson Millar in February 2016, David qualified with a Legal 500 firm based in the Midlands. He then worked as an in-house employment lawyer for a local authority based in Greater Manchester before working for a private practice in Stoke-on-Trent.
David advises both employees and employers across all areas of employment law. This includes redundancies and restructures, disciplinary issues, long-term absence and performance issues as well as settlement agreements and executive terminations. David has considerable experience in acting for both claimants and respondents when it comes to employment tribunal claims.
Some examples of David’s work include:-
- Acting for a respondent in successfully defending a multiple equal pay claim with approximately 300 claimants;
- Obtaining a settlement outcome for a client amounting to three times the client’s net annual pay, representing a substantial uplift on the initial offer;
- Advising a large voluntary organisation on a collective redundancy exercise;
- Successfully acting for an employee in defending a proposed High Court injunction for an alleged breach of restrictive covenants; and
- Acting for a respondent in successfully defending a combined unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claim.
As an employment law enthusiast, David writes regularly on various employment law topics, which have appeared in various publications. David also presents at seminar events and delivers in-house training to clients on practical HR and employment issues.
David was made an Associate of Simpson Millar in May 2017.
The Law Society
Outside of the workplace, David is a keen follower of Everton FC as well as most other forms of sport. David also enjoys keeping fit and can be often seen jogging round his local park in North Manchester. David also enjoys travelling and his last excursion took him as far as Korea and Japan.