Andrew Masters

Partner & Head of Employment

Andrew Masters is an outstanding employment law professional. Not only is he very knowledgeable and experienced, his advice is always commercially minded and delivered in a clear and concise manner.

The Legal 500 2021 - Andrew Masters

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Andrew Masters advises on all aspects of employment law and related HR issues, contentious and non contentious.

In addition to complex, strategic and high value employment related matters, including large scale redundancy and restructuring programmes, he frequently advises employers on day to day HR and employment law issues such as absence and performance management, disciplinary and grievance situations and dismissals.

Andrew has established a reputation for advising employers at an early stage to prevent unnecessary and costly disputes.

He represents a wide and impressive client base in the public and private sectors that includes national and international companies, charities, smaller enterprises and senior executives.

Andrew has developed a particular specialism in providing employment advice to the education sector where he represents higher and further education establishments as well as a number of schools in the independent and public sectors, including academies.

Andrew is an experienced lecturer and trainer in employment law. He presents at HR forums and business conferences and provides training for HR personnel and line managers. He has also written a number of published articles on employment law and HR related matters.

He has strong ties with Kent and Medway, which has shaped his understanding of the County’s economy. Andrew is based mainly at our Canterbury office, but often works from our Chatham office.

Outside of the office, Andrew is an Emeritus Governor of Kent College, Canterbury.

Accreditations

Memberships

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Testimonials for Andrew

Chambers UK 2021 – Andrew Masters
Andrew Masters heads the firm's employment team, advising on all aspects of employment law and related HR issues. He's available, accessible and provides clear, succinct advice.
The Legal 500 2021 – Andrew Masters - October 2020
Andrew Masters is an outstanding employment law professional. Not only is he very knowledgeable and experienced, his advice is always commercially minded and delivered in a clear and concise manner.
The Legal 500 2021 – Employment - October 2020
The employment team at Furley Page are always very professional, knowledgeable and responsive. Working alongside Furley Page means that we can deal with employee matters with great confidence, and in the most timely and cost-effective way.
Chambers UK 2020 : Andrew Masters - October 2019
Andrew Masters heads the firm's employment team, advising on all aspects of employment law and related HR issues. A client says: "Andrew provides me with assurance that, when a course of action is agreed, it will result in a positive outcome for the business," adding: "His insight and knowledge is always exceptional.
The Legal 500 2020 : Employment
Andrew Maters and Amanda Okill are consummate professionals. Andrew is never too busy to take a call and will always provide sound, pragmatic and accurate advice. He also knows the independent education sector extremely well which adds weight to his opinion.  
The Legal 500 2020 : Employment & HR training programme
The firm delivers a very high quality of service and manages to run a very effective HR training programme alongside its core business. This has enabled them to get to know our HR personnel well, which further strengthens our working relationship. Very much a people-based, friendly and supportive firm.

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