Simon Fenton has become the latest partner to join fast-growing Constantine Law, a dedicated employment law firm headquartered in London. Specialising in company reorganisations, large-scale redundancies, boardroom disputes, High Court injunctions, and Employment Tribunal litigation, Fenton brings a wealth of experience to the firm. Based in Newbury, Fenton’s geographical focus is from Oxford to Winchester (north to south) and Swindon to Reading (west to east), although he has clients all over the country.
At the launch event held in Newbury on June 26th last, Fenton was joined by one of his clients, Jess Varnish, the leading British cyclist who he represents in her claim against British Cycling. Varnish is a multiple medallist at World, European and Commonwealth Championships. She was happy to support the event and spoke about what it takes to represent your country at the highest sporting level.
On joining Constantine Law, Fenton advised that he was delighted to be joining a dedicated employment law firm operating a more modern business model than traditional firms. As far as Fenton is concerned ‘big law is broken’, not least because their growth needs to be supported by an infrastructure that drives the costs up substantially.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Constantine Law and setting up their Thames Valley hub. It is a team of experienced lawyers, supporting each other and working in one area of law – employment – which means we can really focus on the important stuff; being part of our client’s team. And we pass all our cost savings on to clients, so we typically charge 40% less. Everyone wins.”
Fenton went on to add that the appeal of Constantine Law’s innovative approach to employment law was also a key factor.
“It is a specialist, niche, modern employment law firm. We do one thing. That’s it. Nothing else. No distractions. Nothing to steal our focus. No kidding ourselves that we can be good at everything. We haven’t set out to conquer the world, only our little bit of it.”
John Hayes, Principal and Founder joined the other Constantine Law partners in welcoming Simon to the firm.
“I’m delighted that I managed to head hunt Simon to join our team. He has exactly the right combination of technical expertise, entrepreneurial skills and energy that we most value. He represents a significant addition to the team.”
The Constantine Law Team