Alec Colson

Alec Colson

Partner - Head of Employment

Luton Office

01582 390470

Recent work

Alec is a Partner and the Head of Taylor Walton’s Employment team based in Luton has specialised in employment law for over 20 years with a long standing client base.

He advises employers on all areas of employment law including business reorganisations, redundancy, TUPE, restrictive covenants, disciplinary, grievance matters, dismissals and Employment Tribunal claims. He has a particular interest in discrimination law and provides management training on HR matters.

Alec also acts for senior executives and directors in relation to services agreements, restrictive covenants, settlement agreements and Employment Tribunal claims.

Alec is recognised for employment law in the Legal 500, which identifies the best law firms and lawyers in the UK.  He is a regular contributor in the trade press on employment law developments and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.


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What our clients say

“Alec Colson is clear, strategic and commercial”

“Alec Colson is extremely dedicated, exercises good judgement and approaches issues from the legal side and then takes into account the commercial stand point.”

He is very easy to work to with and detailed, available within a reasonable amount of time and always covers the issues”

Taylor Walton CJRS Update – 5 August 2020

By Alec Colson | 5 August 2020

Taylor Walton CJRS Update – 5 August  2020 Since  our previous guidance of 9 July in relation to the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which began to take effect from 1 August, the Government has issued further clarification on some aspects of the CJRS as follows: No extension to CJRS – In response…

Fact Sheet for Employers on the New Points-based Immigration System

By Alec Colson | 16 July 2020

On 1 January 2021, free movement for EU migrants will end and the UK will introduce a new immigration system which uses a points based system to assess whether an Non-UK Citizen can live and work in the UK. In February 2020, the Government published a Policy Statement on the UK’s Points-Based Immigration System. On…

Mental health in the workplace – A legal perspective

By Alec Colson | 30 October 2019

The public reaction to the recent Every Mind Matters advertisement endorsed by four members of the Royal Family and numerous celebrities caused the NHS mental health website to crash. The growing awareness of mental health issues is likely to have profound implications for employers as the workplace is one of the main causes of stress and anxiety.…

Sickness Absence & Disability Discrimination

By Alec Colson | 19 September 2018

Letting an Employee Go due to High Absence Employers tolerate a reasonable level of sickness absence by their employees but when the absences become high, employers may consider letting any of those employees go. In such circumstances, the employee’s potential rights must be considered especially if these absences are due to any type of disability.…