Chris Pavlou

Specialist in Employment

Chris undertakes a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work in all aspects of employment law, and is highly experienced in advising a wide range of clients – from multinational companies to SMEs and individuals on various matters, including: share and business sale / purchases; TUPE, settlement agreements, senior executive terminations / exit strategies, restructures, whistleblowing, international assignments, employment tribunal litigation. He is also skilled in delivering bespoke training programmes to clients.

Chris spent time working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he supported Global Technology and Operations and worked closely with Legal, HR, Compensation, Staffing and Compliance divisions, and rolled out training to management.

Chris approaches matters with common sense and pragmatism, giving strategic advice to get the best outcome for his clients.

Legal 500 2017 described Chris as ‘one to watch’, ‘friendly’ and ‘fiercely fights his clients’ corner extremely well’.


  • Acting for a large national logistics company on a number of employment tribunal claims.
  • Advising an international healthcare product provider on a range of employment law issues.
  • Providing advice to a large international organisation on the restructure of part of its business.
  • Advising a senior executive on the termination of his employment, including advice on his directorship, shareholding and share option schemes.
  • Advising an organisation on the overseas assignment of employees to China, Australia and the USA.




When Chris is not showing off his “killer” (his words!) backhand on a tennis court, he enjoys travelling, film and theatre, going to the gym, and skiing (often described as a gazelle – at times a lame one – on the slopes). He also has a love for his mother’s Greek cooking and takes an active interest in the family food business!

Contact Details Chris Pavlou
  • Email [email protected]
  • Office 0845 257 9449
  • Phone 0151 230 2454
  • Mobile 07786 823 585
  • Skype
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Chris is not only an excellent lawyer who I very much enjoy working with, but he is very personable, approachable, commercial, straight talking and gets the job done! He’s a problem solver with a great sense of humour. I know when I contact him he gives me straight answers. He also has a calming influence when we are faced with complex employment issues. What I also like about Chris is that he is not your typical lawyer; he is genuinely interested in our business and how it operates, and I very much see him as part of the team who works closely with us to find solutions to problems we are faced with. He will not hedge his bets and ensures that I have workable and concise solutions to the issues I went to him for help with.

Sarah Rowlands, Group HR Manager, MD Insurance Services Ltd

I have worked closely with Chris for several years across a number of complex cases and he is extremely personable yet commercially aware. Chris has a client focused approach and always tailors his legal advice taking into account the unique circumstances associated with our industry and organisation. In addition to the excellent legal advice, Chris also delivered exceptional and bespoke Disciplinary/Grievance and Performance Management training to our management teams.

Andrew Choyce, Human Resources Manager, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society