Chris Cuckney

Chris Cuckney

Senior Associate

Areas of Expertise

Chris advises on all aspects of employment law, and his expertise covers a mixed caseload of both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Chris has extensive experience in defending all types of Employment Tribunal claim, with a particular emphasis on unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, TUPE and claims under the Equality Act 2010. Chris advises on all stages of the litigation process, and has carried out his own Employment Tribunal advocacy in both preliminary and full merits hearings.

Chris’ non-contentious work includes assisting with day-to-day employment issues and drafting and negotiating settlement agreements/consultancy agreements/ employment contracts. He particularly enjoys advising on TUPE and corporate restructures.

Prior to joining Devonshires, Chris spent a number of years advising recruitment companies on all aspects of the supply of agency workers and limited company contractors. Including managing contractual arrangements, IR35, and TUPE transfers in complex supply chain models.


Chris joined Devonshires in 2021. Prior to that, he worked for a firm advising public sector clients, including local authorities, schools and not-for-profit organisations.

Chris also previously worked in the legal team for a well- known trade association in the recruitment industry.


Chris regularly contributes to the Devonshires Employment & Pensions Blog.

He also recently responded on Devonshires’ behalf to the Government’s consultation on the Draft Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement.


Chris studied for his undergraduate degree in law at the University of Kent, before completing his LPC at the College of Law in Guildford.

Chris went on to complete his masters in Intellectual Property at King’s College, London.


Chris is an avid tennis fan, and he enjoys running and walking long distances. He also enjoys visiting historical sites and eating in restaurants.

Professional Membership

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Get in touch

020 7065 1853
London Office
Devonshires Solicitors LLP
30 Finsbury Circus

PA: Ashleigh Lloyd
020 7880 4263


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