Chris Dobbs

Chris Dobbs

Employment Solicitor
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Chris Dobbs

Employment Solicitor

Chris is quickly developing a reputation for resolving disputes for claimants, whilst building up his own network with local employers to provide advice and support in employment-related issues.


Chris Dobbs is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and qualified in 2017 having spent two years training at a high street practice. He joined Frettens in 2019 working alongside Paul Burton and acts for both employers and employees whether in dispute and tribunal work or providing HR advice to businesses.

Chris has acted for clients working in social care, education and the military as well as private businesses on a wide variety of employment matters.

His depth of knowledge and personable demeanour have invited lots of positive feedback from satisfied clients, handling numerous cases since joining the firm.

  • Representing clients in employment tribunals.
  • Advising clients on issues arising at work while they remain employed
  • Advising clients to employment aspects arising from on-going disputes with former employees.
  • Day-to-day HR advice and guidance with tribunals as and when required for a large care provider.
  • Quarterly Employment & HR training.


Away from the office you will usually find Chris either in front of a good rugby match (especially if Harlequins are playing and always for England) or in the kitchen where he’ll try his hand at almost anything. Having grown up in a town 60 miles inland but with a love of the coast he also takes every opportunity to be on the seafront or exploring the Forest now that he's here!

  • I would like to thank you very much for all your advice and support with this matter and will certainly advise any of my friends and family that need support in the future to contact you.

    Mr Deacon
  • Many thanks for your time this morning.  I feel that the review process, going through the Settlement Agreement, was very thorough and helpful.  I appreciate the speed with which you have acted for me.

    Mr Mortimer
  • I had not dealt with a similar legal matter but Chris Dobbs was guiding me through the process and clearly explained any questions I had. The matter was resolved in a very fast manner. Highly recommended.

    Employee Client
  • During a time when my life was turned upside down the service provided by Chris was great. He spoke to me like a “normal person” not using too much jargon which put me at ease which definitely help with the stress of the situation.

    Employment Client
  • I really appreciate your assistance and, as I mentioned on the phone, the advice and service you've provided has been outstanding from start to finish so from one Solicitor to another, thank you.

    Mr Romsey