Aron Pope


Aron Pope is a partner in the employment law team at Fox Williams. He advises both employers and employees and his clients range from multinationals to start-ups, law firms, fintechs, brokers and banks.

Aron has particular experience in dealing with high-value employment and partnership disputes involving whistle-blowing, discrimination, bonuses, restrictive covenants and team moves. His recent cases include acting for Chelsea Football Club and José Mourinho in the defence of high profile employment tribunal proceedings brought by Dr. Eva Carneiro, and for a broker defending a £500k bonus dispute in the Court of Appeal. He has considerable experience of defending and bringing claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal in the employment tribunal and of supervising junior lawyers in undertaking this work for employers and employees.

Aron also helps clients with general HR issues such as disciplinary and grievance procedures, and advises on the redundancy and TUPE implications of large business reorganisations and transfers. Clients value Aron’s prompt, practical advice.

Aron’s main sector focus areas are financial and professional services, fintech and technology. He is frequently involved in cross-border deals and disputes. Aron is experienced in advising on the employment issues facing firms and individuals subject to FCA/PRA regulations, including dealing with investigations, disciplinaries and managing reputational issues.

Aron’s individual clients include lawyers, fund managers, board directors, investment bankers, brokers and leading figures in the financial services and professional services sectors.

Aron is described as a “City Specialist” in the Legal 500 (2016 edition) and each year since then he has been recognised for his work with employers and senior executives. He is identified as one of the world’s leading employment lawyers in Who’s Who Legal (2016, 2017 and 2018).

Aron is the editor of, and has had articles published in a number of leading publications including The Lawyer, the Solicitors Journal, Personnel Today and People Management. He leads workshops and gives seminars for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), and is a regular provider of tailor-made training to clients. Aron is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association, the Association of Partnership Practitioners, the International Bar Association and the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.

Aron graduated from the University of Leicester with an honours degree in History. He joined Fox Williams as a trainee in November 2002, qualifying into the employment team in 2004.

Read more of my articles:

Lockdown advice for UK employers

Is your firm at risk of being named and shamed for failure to comply with the Modern Slavery Act?

Aron Pope quoted in Personnel Today: Employers should have legal duty to prevent sexual harassment

Whistle blowing policies - Why have them and what to put in them?

Myth Buster - Giving Notice and Notice Periods

What should employers be doing to help EU nationals in light of Brexit?

Workers are entitled to higher rates of holiday pay

Are your staff legally high at work?

Nasty disciplinaries

Death threats and murder attempts - how to avoid extreme reactions to workplace disciplinaries

Auto-enrolment: Lessons learned

Today is a good day for employers

The rise of "stay at home dads". Hrlaw's quick guide to Additional Paternity Leave ("APL")

LLP Member cannot pursue a whistle blowing claim.

Top Tips on the legality of drug and alcohol testing

Can you force employees to retire at 65? What employers need to know about Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes

Top tips on steps to take when greeted by an employment tribunal claim

Status Symbols - What factors will decide whether your partners are employees?

Government proposals on employment law reform: Has Vince Cable snapped?

Summary of the ACAS guidance on social networking

Progressive medical conditions

Hrlaw's Top Tips to stop the Agent turning Employee

When can an 'Off the Record' chat prejudice your position?

Can an Arbitration Clause in a Partnership Agreement be used to avoid Employment Tribunal Claims?

Facing up to facebook - the perils of social networking sites in the work-place

The World (of problems?) Cup

Employment Tribunals: Are they struggling to cope?

Auntie Advises on Employment Tribunal Disclosure Obligations

Fighting for rights: new guidance on workplace harassment and violence

Auntie Cracks the (ACAS) Code

House of Lords gives comparator test the (Nova) cold shoulder

James v Greenwich London Borough Council - The end of the (time) line for agency workers' unfair dismissal claims?