Chris Dobbs

Chris Dobbs

Employment Associate
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Chris Dobbs

Employment Associate

Chris has quickly developed 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 and in July 2023 he was promoted to Associate.  He 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.

Chris has been recognised in the 2023 Legal 500 which is an independent legal directory.

  • 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!

  • Thank you for the professionalism you have shown throughout, you have made this settlement so easy and straight forward. With the matter now complete I will definitely recommend Frettens in the future and would not hesitate to use you again on any matter should it arise. It has been a pleasure working with you

    Employment Client
  • I just wanted to say that was a really great session this morning. It was a great reminder of the things I already knew, and I learnt a few new bits too.

    Royal Free Charity