Alec Colson

Alec Colson

Partner

Luton Office

01582 390470

Recent work

Alec is a Partner in Taylor Walton’s Employment team based in Luton.

Alec has specialised in Employment and Industrial Relations Law for over 20 years and advises both commercial and public sector clients of the firm, as well as senior employees including directors on all aspects of employment law including:-

  • Dismissals, disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Redundancy – consultation and employee representation
  • Discrimination and equal opportunities
  • Whistleblowing
  • Managing employee absence
  • Termination negotiations
  • Post termination obligations
  • Tribunal representation

Alec has a particular interest in discrimination law and provides training on Employment Law/HR matters to clients. He is also a regular speaker at seminars and workshops.

Alec is recognised as a leading individual for employment law in the Legal 500, which identifies the best law firms and lawyers in the UK. Alec is recommended for his “commercial, strategic and pragmatic approach”.

Before he qualified as a solicitor Alec was an Industrial Relations Officer and a Regional Manager with the British Medical Association and became Head of its Advocacy unit. He subsequently worked at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors in London before he joined Taylor Walton in 2007.

Interests

Cricket, Northampton Saints, and gardening.

Hybrid Working

By Alec Colson | 21 September 2021

A recent BBC poll indicated that 70% of the people polled believed that workers would not return to the office full time after the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of workers said that they would prefer to work from home either full-time or at least some of the time. “Hybrid Working” where employees split their working…

Coronavirus Update for Employers – April 2021

By Alec Colson | 30 April 2021

A. Updates and reminders regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) The Government extended the CJRS as part of the Spring Budget. New guidance has now been issued by the Government in respect of the extended CJRS for the period 1 May to 30 September 2021.  Furthermore, a new Treasury Direction to cover this period…

TW Coronavirus Update – 23 December 2020

By Alec Colson | 23 December 2020

On 20 December 2020, a fourth tier of COVID-19 restrictions (Tier 4: Stay at Home) came into effect in England.  London and much of the South East of England have been placed into Tier 4.   It is expected that other areas of England will become subject to Tier 4 restrictions in the New Year. For…

Taylor Walton Coronavirus Update 11 November 2020 – Further Guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been published – Updated 17 November 2020

By Alec Colson | 17 November 2020

As promised, the Government issued further guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) on 10 November 2020.  Our previous note on the extended CJRS can be viewed here. On 13 November 2020, the Government updated some aspects of the guidance and also issued a new Treasury Direction which sets out the legal framework of…

Taylor Walton Coronavirus Update 11 November 2020 – Further Guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been published

By Alec Colson | 11 November 2020

As promised, the Government issued further guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) on 10 November 2020.  Our previous note on the extended CJRS can be viewed here. There are 10 new or updated guidance notes on the extended CJRS for employers.  We have set out below links to the relevant guidance for employers. …

Taylor Walton Coronavirus Update – 10 November 2020

By Alec Colson | 10 November 2020

Lockdown Regulations The Government has introduced a set of new Regulations (The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020) for England to deal with the second lockdown from 5 November until 2 December in order to provide clarity as to what activity is allowed and not allowed during lockdown. As part of the…

Taylor Walton Coronavirus Update – Furlough Scheme extended again until 31 March 2021

By Alec Colson | 6 November 2020

Following the announcement last weekend that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) would be extended until December (full details of which can be viewed here), further announcements yesterday confirmed that there will now be a further extension until 31 March 2021.  This applies across the UK. Other business support measures have also been announced or…

Taylor Walton Coronavirus Update – November 2020

By Alec Colson | 2 November 2020

1. Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“furlough”) As you will be aware, over the weekend, the Prime Minister announced a second national lockdown which will commence on Thursday 5 November 2020 and is expected to last until 2 December 2020. This means that many businesses will be forced to close.  Other businesses may experience…

Taylor Walton Coronavirus Update – October 2020

By Alec Colson | 23 October 2020

Taylor Walton Coronavirus Update October 2020 – New Guidance issued on the Job Support Scheme for open and closed businesses On 22 October 2020, the Government announced changes to the new Job Support Scheme for open businesses (JSS – open) and it also issued new guidance on the JSS- open and the Job Support Scheme…

Taylor Walton Coronavirus Update – September 2020

By Alec Colson | 30 September 2020

Update 1 – Government announces New Job Support Scheme On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor announced the new Job Support Scheme (JSS).  The JSS will run for 6 months from 1 November 2020 and acts as a replacement for the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which ends on 31 October 2020. Although full guidance…