With more than twenty years’ experience as an employment lawyer and an additional decade in the corporate law arena before that, Alan is renowned among clients for his dedicated approach and attention to detail.
He mainly advises employers and his clients range from small SMEs to larger companies with thousands of employees. Whether a client's concern is a complex TUPE service provsion change, a senior leaver trying to poach customers in breach of restrictive covenants or a potentially damaging employment tribunal claim, Alan has helped to steer tens of companies to a successful outcome.
Initially having practised as a corporate lawyer, Alan has a keen interest in the commercial issues surrounding a corporate client's given situation and he draws on that interest to focus on solutions to minimise disruption to the client's business and its reputation.
Alan advises employers on how best to streamline their management of staff and resources so that managers reduce the amount of time spent on areas where they add little value to the business.
He also assists directors and other senior executives in negotiating contracts with their employing company, or in forging a favourable exit deal if they are looking to move elsewhere.
Clients facing particularly challenging and stressful situations are delighted with Alan's style. A senior director says:
"His caring yet forensically detailed approach put me at ease, and ensured that I achieved the best possible result."
The HR Director of a retail company with more than 800 UK branches says:
"He comes up with unique, creative solutions that you cannot find in a text book or from your average solicitor off the street. He is able to do this because of his ability to truly understand the needs of his clients and due to the outstanding level of care that he delivers."
Alan is married to Donna and they have three grown up children. Alan and Donna have been keen brass musicians, playing key roles with some of the UK's premier bands. Alan is a keen networker and published a book on networking back in 2012.
May I record my many thanks to all at Constantine law for all the help, time and effort, especially Alan Lewis who has been outstanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending Constantine Law in the future
SENIOR EXECUTIVE WHO SECURED A SUBSTANTIAL SETTLEMENT SUM ON EXIT
Alan is one of the most caring and intelligent Solicitors I have ever had the pleasure to meet. As a fellow solicitor I am proud to say that I look up to Alan as a shining example of best practice within the profession. Alan was kind enough to advise and help me through a legal issue recently. His caring yet forensically detailed approach put me at ease, and ensured that I achieved the best possible result. One of my favourite things about Alan is his ability to think outside the box. He comes up with unique, creative solutions that you cannot find in a text book or from your average solicitor off the street. He is able to do this because of his ability to truly understand the needs of his clients and due to outstanding level of care that he delivers.
DIRECTOR AND OWNER OF A MOTORING LAW FIRM
I suffered an unfortunate event whereby both my vehicles were stolen from my driveway. I recovered them but I had not realised until later that one vehicle contained some very sensitive company information relating to my payroll and my staff. This was not recovered. Alan was recommended to me by an accountant and he immediately took action for me on a Saturday morning having assessed the situation and provided me with sound advice. Alan quickly sent off the official forms, legal papers and notifications to relevant authorities so that I felt totally reassured that my business and my personal reputations were protected and I was able to sleep that night.
MANAGING DIRECTOR AND MAJOR SHAREHOLDER IN A HOSPITALITY COMPANY IN MANCHESTER
One of my clients was in urgent need of good employment law advice. A member of their staff who worked the till was found to have stolen thousands of pounds over a period of several months. The business owner needed to know exactly what steps to take to exit this employee without a claim. She tried to consult several HR professionals, however none was available to meet or advise her quickly enough. Alan put her mind at rest immediately, drafted the necessary letters and made sure she knew exactly what to do. She managed to terminate the employment of the individual concerned without any comeback whatsoever and to protect her business.
FINANCIAL ADVISER WHO RECOMMENDED ALAN TO A CLIENT WHO OWNED A LARGE RETAIL BUSINESS IN STOKE
Alan, I wish to thank you or your professionalism and guidance in helping me with a legal matter. I was facing dismissal from my executive position with a Premier League football club and one of the largest football clubs in the world. You came highly recommended to me by a friend who is a lawyer in the sports world. I am really glad I contacted you because you helped me negotiate and secure a very good outcome, one that a previous adviser I had spoken with told me would not be possible.
SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER AT A PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB
Alan has an innovative and collaborative approach to resolving issues for his clients. He is commercial, contemporary and solutions driven ; always looking to add value at every level.
Having just finished a project for one of his larger plc clients, the HR and Operations Directors rave about Alan and the service he provides; respecting his blend of acumen and flair, whilst truly understanding their business and operational issues . They value their relationship with Alan highly, as do I - both of us acknowledging him as a vital component in achieving great results. A brilliant business partner to work with whom I hold in the highest regard.
MANAGING DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER OF A GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING COMPANY