Bob Cordran

Bob Cordran



Bob advises on all areas of employment law in the UK, helping clients to limit their exposure to employment risks and to achieve pragmatic outcomes. He has particular expertise in: employment aspects of commercial transactions (including M&A, real estate and outsourcing), including the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006; employment litigation (including High Court matters, restrictive covenants, team moves and breach of confidence issues); board disputes and executive termination arrangements.

Education & Admissions

University of Bristol (LLB, Law, 1995), 2:1

University of Bristol (Legal Practice Course, 1996), Commendation


  • England & Wales


Representative Work

  • Advising on the UK employment aspects of a private equity transaction, including employment documentation for management.
  • Advising on the exit of the Chief Executive of an investee company of a private equity client. This was achieved with the minimum disruption to the business and was resolved amicably.
  • Advising a management team on the sale of an orthodontics business.
  • Advising a luxury fashion retailer on a small-scale redundancy round.
  • Advising clients on various senior and mid-level separations, achieving practical results with the minimum disruption to the business and with efficient use of management time.
  • Providing employment documentation to a US- based client recruiting its first employee in the UK.
  • Advising a client in the manufacturing sector on various workplace employment issues, including disciplinary proceedings and advice on reasonable adjustments to accommodate an employee with a disability.
  • Advising a client in the media sector on a contentious team move, including practical guidance on the possibility of enforcement of post-termination non-competition provisions in employees’ contracts of employment.

News & Resources


UK IR35 – Important Changes From 6 April
COVID-19 UK Employment Update: Emergency Lockdown Legislation
COVID-19 UK Employment Update: New Lockdown, Furlough Extended, JSS delayed
COVID-19 UK Employment Update: Furlough Scheme Ending, Job Support Scheme Extended
UK Government Announces Job Support Scheme
UK Government Announces Job Retention Bonus, Kickstart Scheme and More
UK Update - SSP Extended and Changes to Furlough Scheme
UK COVID-19 Update: Government Guidance on Holiday Entitlement and Pay Released
UK COVID-19 Update: Furlough Scheme Extended and Guidance for Workplace Safety Released
UK Government Assistance for Businesses in the COVID-19 Crisis
UK – Furlough Scheme Updates
COVID-19: UK Government Announces Help For Self-Employed and More Details of Furlough Scheme
UK Government Assistance for Businesses in the COVID-19 Crisis
Can People Still Go to Work in the UK?
UK Government To Pay Workers’ Wages To Prevent Job Losses Due to COVID-19
COVID-19 - Help For UK Employers
Don’t Keep Your Employees in Suspense
Major Changes to IR35
Dorsey UK Employment eUpdate: Upcoming Developments in UK Employment Law
Addison Lee Ltd v Lange and Ors
Supreme Court Rules Bakery Did Not Discriminate Against Gay Customer
Bob co-authored a chapter on employment law in Managing People in a Legal Business (Jill Andrew, published by The Law Society)

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Partner Bob Cordran Comments on Uber Offering Workplace Pension
Dorsey Partner Bob Cordran Explains Government COVID-19 Support for UK Freelancers
Dorsey Partner Bob Cordran Comments on Working Remotely Amid Coronavirus
Dorsey Partner Bob Cordran Comments on Brexit Impacting Film and TV Industry
Dorsey Partner Bob Cordran Discusses Brexit and UK Employment Law
Dorsey’s London Office Advises Rees Pollock Partners in Sale to Blick Rothenberg
Dorsey Advises Alexander Mann Solutions on Sale to OMERS Private Equity for US $1.1 billion
Dorsey Represents Energy Helpline and UK Web Media Founders in Creation of Comparison Technologies
Dorsey Partner Bob Cordran Responds to Banning Headscarves in Workplace
Dorsey Adds Experienced Employment Partner Bob Cordran in London
Dorsey Adds Experienced Employment Partner Bob Cordran in London
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Events & Speaking Engagements

Webinar Playback: Redundancies in the UK – Employment Law and Practice
Bob Cordran