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John Hayes

Principal, Employment Lawyer, Constantine Law

John Hayes is an employment lawyer who advises UK corporates in the financial services, employment agencies, retail and construction sectors. He is one of London's leading solicitors in restrictive covenant disputes. John has a very solutions orientated and commercial approach. John's client base is entrepreneurial and go-getting and Constantine Law works off an innovative agile model (www.constantinelaw.co.uk).
Stand By Me: Who Supports The Workers

Stand By Me: Who Supports The Workers Now?

"A change is gonna come" rifted the PM this week, in Birmingham, evoking memories of the legendary Sam Cooke. The Tories are the supporters of "working class people." We'll see, but one must borrow from one of Sam Cooke's most famous covers and ask in reply: who will stand by the workers now?
10/10/2016 16:40 BST
It's All About the Workers

It's All About the Workers Now

We must embrace a genuinely bottom-up view of civic entrepreneurship so that the workers are empowered to generate revenue and better their communities. It will be about education and collaborative (often local) partnerships to let many millions of flowers bloom. For the UK in 2016, it is the only way forward.
01/07/2016 11:27 BST
Vote Leave: To Enrich the

Vote Leave: To Enrich the Lawyers

Brexit may well produce a nasty recession. There may well be years of legal and constitutional uncertainty. But rest easy, the lawyers will be OK.
23/06/2016 08:45 BST
The Sports Direct Case Nails the Brexit Myth that Brussels 'Red Tape' Stifles the UK

The Sports Direct Case Nails the Brexit Myth that Brussels 'Red Tape' Stifles the UK Workplace

Mike Ashley is a clever and resourceful businessman. He is able (and I mean this in a truly non pejorative way) to exploit the most flexible and laissez-faire employment laws in Europe to deliver maximum return to Sports Direct's shareholders for minimum investment in the workforce. In early 21st century Britain, there is no such thing as "Brussels Red Tape" stifling UK working practices, or UK competitiveness.
09/06/2016 11:12 BST