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Oliver Spratt


Oliver Spratt
English, French
Practice Group

Employment Associate, Oliver has a broad and varied practice advising clients on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. He specialises in advising on issues arising from the employment relationship, such as recruitment, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and terminations. 

Oliver represents employers in the Employment Tribunal, defending sensitive, high-value claims such as unfair dismissal, discrimination and breach of contract. He also advises clients on the employment aspects of complex corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and business restructuring. Clients appreciate Oliver's commercial perspective, having been seconded to two multinational business – one in the oil and gas sector, and another in the technology sector. 

Oliver's clients emanate from all industry sectors, including financial services, consumer, life sciences, insurance, infrastructure and transportation, and technology, media and telecommunications.


Representative experience

Successfully defending a constructive dismissal and breach of contract claim brought against an international manufacturing client.

Advising five senior executives on the termination of their employment following a management buy-out, including negotiating settlement terms.

Advising a global client on the enforceability of its Global IP Agreement and Non-Compete Agreement, including collating advice from 47 different jurisdictions.

Advising on the employment aspects of a high profile acquisition of a pharmaceutical consultancy company, including drafting appropriate confidentiality agreements and retention bonus documentation.

Education and admissions


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London, 2009
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, London, 2008
  • M.A. Hons, History, University of St. Andrews, 2007


  • ELA
  • The Law Society
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