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Andrew Knorpel

Andrew Knorpel

Partner (Head of Employment)


+44 (0)1932 590673





Andrew joined Mundays in 2013 as a Partner and Head of Mundays’ Employment Team, having previously been a Partner in another regional practice.

He is an employment law specialist, offering advice in connection with both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has a particular interest in corporate restructures, the outsourcing of contracts and associated employment issues, advising regularly on the practical aspects of collective redundancies and the TUPE Regulations. He is also a regular advocate in the Employment Tribunal.

Andrew has experience in advising employers operating in a variety of business sectors, including travel, aviation, charities and education. At Mundays, he is a member of our Aviation and Logistics team.

Andrew often contributes regularly to the national press and various HR journals. He is a regular speaker on employment issues in the region, both at the Firm’s own events and as a guest speaker for other organisations including CIPD and ACCA. Andrew also provides in-house training to clients.

Recent Experience

  • Advising an employer on dealing with multiple grievances raised by an employee in response to being disciplined and responding to data subject access requests
  • Advising employer on departmental re-organisation, offers of alternative employment and resulting redundancies
  • Defending employment tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal and race discrimination, including representation at hearings
  • Drafting and implementing new contracts of employment, focussing on the protection of the client’s business interests, together with a deed of confidentiality to be entered into between the client’s staff and their main customer directly
  • Advising various individuals whose different employers unsuccessfully attempted to impose detrimental new terms and conditions on them
  • Advising a consultant on the terms of a consultancy agreement between his service company and an overseas client
  • Advising various individuals on their post-termination restrictions, identifying which restrictions were likely to be unenforceable and successfully resisting allegations by their former employers that they had acted in breach of those restrictions
  • Representing a pregnant individual in employment tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal and pregnancy discrimination which were resolved to her satisfaction

Recent articles

Status Update
In Sickness and In Permanent Health

Real Liability

Keeping In Contract
Keeping Up Your Reputation

Tackling Sexual Harassment

Fairly Dismissing When It’s Not Gross Misconduct

It's Not What You Know

An Easter Quirk
Giving the Bump
Working It Out
Things to Watch and Do in 2018
A Reason to Believe
Uber and Out Again
An October Smorgasbord
Please Put Proper Prevention Procedures in Place Promptly
I Gotta Injury to Feeling
Jasmine in Your Mind
Getting in Touch with Your GDPR
Out with the Old Data, In with the New GDPR
Strong and Stable Uncertainty 
You are Hereby Terminated
April CH-CH-CH-CH-Changes
Get in the Know about Mental Health
Plumbing Gender Data
That's All Settled Then
Please Mind the Gender Pay Gap (Part 3)
Unwanted Xmas Presents

Putting Birth and Breastfeeding First

What’s Your Zero Hours Tolerance Policy?

Taxing Termination Payments

Brexit Abuse

Getting Into the UK After Brexit

Keeping Personal Data Safe and Secure

Bringing Employers to Heel

Bribery Act Conviction Not So Sweett
What’s in the Public Interest?
Taking Away Childcare Vouchers

Please Mind the Gender Pay Gap (Part 2)

What are the main differences between US and UK employment law?

The Case of the Over-Helpful HR Department

Hang On to What You've Got

From the Pitch to the Tribunal

The Working Time Traveller

Time for Review?

The Ghost of Social Media
Please Mind the Gender Pay Gap
Get Out Now! No, Call the Police!

The Woolworths and Election Blues Connection
When the Written Word is not Black and White
Fixed-term contracts as alternatives to redundancy
Is This the Way to Gross Misconduct?
Financial Times article on dealing with discrimination
The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with Personal Data
The Latest Twist in Holiday Pay – Please, Sir, I Want Some More
The Signs of Assignment – The Law According to TUPE
Reserve forces personnel gain day one right to claim unfair dismissal
Remember, Remember the First of October
When settling is better than fighting a tribunal claim
Fines for non-payment of tribunal awards
Changing employment terms without employee consent
Employment law: Is there protection for British workers overseas?
Is fighting outside work grounds for the sack?
Taking time over Christmas
Companies cannot 'unquestionably' accept OH if they say a worker isn't disabled

Additional Information

Having been a Governor at St John’s Primary School for eight years, Andrew is now an Associate Member on the School’s Resources Committee.

What others say about Andrew

The 'extremely effective and proactive' Andrew Knorpel leads a team that handles matters including complex sexual and disability discrimination, dismissals, redundancies and pensions, frequently involving tribunal hearings.

The Legal 500 UK 

"He has provided key timely advice and support on a diverse number of employee relations. He is very approachable and easy to talk to with regard to any support we may require."

Chambers & Partners UK

Andrew Knorpel is held in high regard by interviewees, who draw attention to his "fantastic employment law knowledge," and praise him as a lawyer who is "very responsive, creative and practical in his approach." He is experienced in advising both individuals and corporate clients on complex employment matters, with a particular focus on the aviation sector.

Chambers & Partners UK

"He is able to grasp your situation and get to the nub of the problem quickly." Described by sources as "very helpful and personable,"

Chambers & Partners UK

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