Andrew Masters is a Partner and Head of the Furley Page Employment team.
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.
Andrew is recognised for his legal expertise by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
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.
- Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
Testimonials for Andrew
Chambers UK 2024 – Andrew Masters, Band 2 - October 2023
Andrew Masters is recognised by Chambers UK for his expertise in Employment law and is ranked Band 2.
Chambers UK 2024 Employment – The South Band 3 - October 2023
Patrick Glencross assists clients from the public sector and non-profit organisations with Employment Tribunal claims and day-to-day employee relations. Andrew Masters heads the Furley Page employment team, advising on all aspects of employment law and related HR issues
Chambers UK 2023 – Andrew Masters - November 2022
Andrew provides fantastic advice delivered promptly and clearly. He is extremely professional and provides an accurate service.
The Legal 500 2023 – Andrew Masters client comments - October 2022
I found Andrew Masters to be really human and personable in his approach. He didn’t bulldoze me with legal knowledge (something I have experienced in the past) but instead took the time to listen to me properly but also explained things in the simplest and most easily understood way so I could relay information to our directors easily. Andrew was pragmatic, commercially astute and collaborative in his approach – both with me and his junior team members. It felt like we reached a collective agreement which considered what was right for the the business taking into account my experience as well as the legal risks.’
The Legal 500 2023 – Andrew Masters
Andrew Masters has helped our business through a complicated process with the implementation of new contracts and the various problems that this threw up. His advice throughout was prompt, decisive and ultimately highly effective. Exceptional.
Chambers UK 2022 – Andrew Masters client feedback
He has a considered approach to all our issues.
Chambers UK 2022 – Andrew Masters
Andrew is very helpful, calm and pragmatic.
The Legal 500 2022 – Andrew Masters
The vast majority of my dealings have been with Andrew Masters and the things I value most in working with him are: A friendly, professional relationship; an understanding of the Company, how we operate, and our potential issues; prompt, informed and detailed responses; an openness and honesty in providing advice and guidance; a practical, solution-oriented approach to challenges; rather than adopting a single approach, outlining a range of options and talking through the pros and cons of each; and a shared sense of wanting to do the right thing by the Company and its employees.
The Legal 500 2022 – Andrew Masters client feedback
I have dealt with Andrew Masters, who has led Employment Law for a number of years. Andrew is very approachable, pragmatic and helpful and has helped us to resolve a number of issues over the years. Andrew quickly gets up to speed on an issue and makes himself available to support us often at short notice.
The Legal 500 2022 – Andrew Masters feedback
Andrew Masters is thorough, supportive and committed to our business. Andrew provides us with reassurance and we don’t think twice about using his services.
The Legal 500 2022 – Andrew Masters more feedback
We have a long-standing business relationship with Andrew Masters. Andrew has built up and retained a good understanding of the business and the employment issues we sometimes face. Andrew is very dependable, personable, and has always delivered clear and detailed advice within the required time frame.
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
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
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
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.