Tim is an employment partner with over 19 years' experience. He qualified as a pensions, employee tax and share incentives lawyer at Allen & Overy in London and then worked in the City between 1993 and 1997 before moving to Bristol to focus on employment work. 

He has a wide range of commercial experience, including transactional, strategic and day-to-day human resources support. He has advised on a number of major M&A and PE deals, outsourcing, reorganisation and redundancy projects in a number of different industry sectors.

Tim has also advised on a significant number of PPP/PFI projects in the health, education, leisure and waste sectors.

Tim also has significant industrial relations and disputes experience. He regularly advises on union and collective consultation, including strike action, recognition issues and constitutional matters. He is an adviser to Post Office on employment and IR issues.

Tim advises on board disputes, business protection actions and high value/sensitive discrimination matters. He regularly speaks on employment law issues at our employment club sessions and has provided speaking slots at a number of external conferences.

Tim also contributed a column to FM World and edited the employment law chapter in the Jordans Company Administration and Governance looseleaf textbook.

" Highly efficient and commercial." 

"Tim Woodward is known for his ‘expert knowledge of employment law’, as well as his ‘assertive and robust negotiating style’."

"Tim Woodward has a wide range of experience in employment law. Peers rate him as being a ‘very sensible’ lawyer who ‘works hard for his clients’."

"Tim Woodward remains a broadly admired figure in the Bristol employment market, noted by sources as ‘receptive, a good listener, and strong at building up a level of trust with his clients’." 

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