Firms To Watch: Employers

Armstrong Teasdale has substantially expanded its employment offering following its combination with Kerman & Co in early 2021. The merger saw notable team growth and also a raft of new client wins.
Working together with its Thames Valley employment team, Shoosmiths LLP' London group combines the expertise of its wider pensions, regulatory and employee benefits specialists, to support blue-chip clients on corporate, regulatory and contentious employment issues. Kevin McCavish and Robert Forsyth are its key figures.

Employers in London

Allen & Overy LLP

Leading the department, Sarah Henchoz at Allen & Overy LLP applies her breadth of expertise in all facets of employment law to represent employers in employer-related litigation, particularly on whistleblowing and discrimination cases, in addition to transactional support and strategic advisory. Robbie Sinclair is another partner to note for TUPE issues, contractual work and redundancy programmes. Vicky Wickremeratne is recommended for investigations and contentious work, with a focus on whistleblowing, harassment and discrimination, as well as business protection matters. Another key member of the team is global litigation co-head Karen Seward, who specialises in contentious employment matters; she recently relocated to the west coast of the US to work out of the firm's growing San Francisco and Silicon Valley bases.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sarah Henchoz

Autres avocats clés:

Robbie Sinclair; Vicky Wickremeratne

Principaux clients


BNP Paribas


Swansea University

McCarthy & Stone

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing BNP Paribas on two significant Employment Tribunal claims.
  • Advising on a very high-profile investigation into bribery, corruption and fraud allegations involving four senior employees of Swansea University.
  • Defending McCarthy & Stone in a complex High Court claim (Chancery Division) brought by a competitor for alleged misuse of confidential information, trade secrets and breach of database rights.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is a heavyweight across the whole spectrum of employment law. Renowned for its international transactional capabilities, the firm routinely acts on multi-jurisdictional restructuring processes, often for household names in the financial sector. It also has strong capabilities in industrial relations and European Works Councils. Leading the team, John Evason is the figure to note for investigations, boardroom disputes and senior executive terminations, injunctions and complex litigation including equal pay. Regulatory specialist Monica Kurnatowska works alongside transactional employment lawyer Carl Richards on cross-border TUPE and M&A mandates. Stephen Ratcliffe is sought after for his expertise on employee benefits, immigration and mobility issues. Counsels Lily Collyer and Annabel Mackay are the other integral members.

Responsables de la pratique:

John Evason

Autres avocats clés:

Monica Kurnatowska; Carl Richards; Stephen Ratcliffe; Lily Collyer; Annabel Mackay

Les références

‘The strength in depth of this team and the diversity of its practice across industries is unmatched in the market’.

‘Strong partners that combine client-friendly and commercial approaches with technical excellence and breadth of experience’.

‘Monica Kurnatowska is one of the leading individuals in the market. She is very bright, technically excellent and a very able litigator’.

Principaux clients

Alliance Boots PLC

British Land


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)


Informa PLC

Prudential PLC

Sony Music Entertainment

Symphony Technology Group (STG)

Tapestry Inc (formerly known as Coach Inc)

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising GlaxoSmithKline on the strategic separation of that combined Consumer Healthcare business from the “New” GSK pharmaceutical business.
  • Continue to advise Colt on all their employment matters globally.
  • Assisted Walgreen Boots Alliance, in the employment aspects of its sale of its Alliance Healthcare wholesale pharmacy business to AmerisourceBergen.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP has ‘superb strength in depth’ with a formidable reputation for handling the most complex and important contentious matters, such as its continued defence of Tesco against a class equal pay action. Christine Young heads the data privacy and data subjects rights practice, supported by Siân McKinley. Practice head Andrew Taggart is a leading figure in complex employment disputes, equal pay claims and regulatory matters. ‘Intellectually and technically strong with exceptional judgement’ Tim Leaver handles contentious and transactional matters, and is the firms’ mental health and wellbeing mentor on the Ability Network Committee. Peter Frost is a ‘superb strategist’ in complex, high-profile disputes. Jennifer Andrews is another key transactional and regulatory lawyer.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andrew Taggart

Autres avocats clés:

Christine Young; Siân McKinley; Tim Leaver; Peter Frost; Jennifer Andrews

Les références

‘Superb strength in depth over a whole variety of legal areas.’

‘Peter Frost is a superb strategist, a remarkable hard worker and very responsive.’

‘Andrew Taggart, is head of dept; he is deeply knowledgeable, thinks through all the angles and to boot is a lovely human being’.

Principaux clients


Post Office





Church of England

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Post Office in relation to the defence to proceedings issued in the Employment Tribunal by 120 postmasters seeking accrued holiday pay on the basis that they claim to be “workers” under UK employment protection law.
  • Advising Stagecoach on its proposed merger with National Express to create a £1.9 billion transport group, the proposed disposal of its Megabus and CitiLink businesses to ComfortdelGro and the subsequent alternative merger with DWS Infrastructure for £585 million.
  • Representing JLT Specialty Limited, Marsh Limited and Marsh Services Limited in relation to a claim against the former CEO of Marsh-JLT’s Fine Art, Jewellery and Specie team, Ed Broking LLP and BGC Partners, Inc..

Lewis Silkin

Richard Miskella spearheads Lewis Silkin‘s sizeable top-tier team of employment and litigation specialists covering investigations, trade unions, discrimination and international transactional and restructuring support. Clients hail from the financial services, tech, retail and the creative industries. ‘Standout‘ litigator Toni Lorenzo is considered an expert on restrictive covenants and team moves, while Miskella is a partner of note for investigations and culture change programmes. Michael Burd likewise supports many leading employer clients on high-value disputes, senior terminations and strategic projects. Also notable are the experienced employment practitioner James Davies, Colin Leckey for worker status and equal pay, High Court litigator Michael Anderson, and head of workplace investigations Karen Baxter. Shalina Crossley is recommended for socio-economic discrimination and health and safety issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Richard Miskella

Autres avocats clés:

Toni Lorenzo; Michael Burd; James Davies; Michael Anderson; Karen Baxter; Colin Leckey; Shalina Crossley; Sean Dempsey; David Hopper; David Samuels; Tarun Tawakley; Lee Nair

Les références

‘Incredibly broad strength in depth with a great team approach – always very switched on and strategic from the outset’.

‘Lewis Silkin have grown from strength to strength in recent years and there is not one area of employment law that they are unable to cover’.

‘Their Employment Litigation team have a formidable reputation. They are all over High Court Employment cases and have a wealth of talent at their disposal. The firm are rapidly becoming the go-to for Employers and are one of the firms that we would wholeheartedly recommend’.

Principaux clients









WSH (Baxter Storey, Benugo, Caterlink, Portico)

McCann Worldgroup

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised a global tech platform in the on-demand economy on strategic changes to their operating model, their contracts and arrangements with drivers and ET proceedings.
  • Advised Bridgepoint on the employment aspects of its IPO.
  • Advised a hedge fund on securing injunctions before the High Court against a former employee and their new employer to prevent the misuse of confidential information.

Linklaters LLP

Lauded for its track record in big-ticket tribunal and High Court cases, Linklaters LLP‘s practice head and key litigator Nicola Rabson has ‘unparalleled experience’ acting on behalf of financial sector clients and PLC’s in investigations, restrictive covenants and board and management level issues. It is also increasingly instructed on mandates relating to workplace culture, approaches to flexible working and workplace activism. Jean Lovett leads the transactional employment practice, and Sinead Casey is a solid choice of counsel for investigations and crisis management mandates.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nicola Rabson

Autres avocats clés:

Jean Lovett; Sinead Casey

Les références

‘The strength of this team is their ability to work with all areas of the organisation, explain issues in ways that can be understood and also tackle issues and give practical and pragmatic solutions. All the while being professional, clam and technically correct.’

‘Deep knowledge of the law across numerous jurisdictions and excellent collaboration among the firms’ offices in various countries.’

‘Nicola Rabson picks up at any time, works through all the issues and also manages to smile and make you feel part of the solution. ‘

Principaux clients



Glencore International


Reckitt Benckiser Group

The Linklaters Diversity Faculty

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Reckitt Benckiser Group on its successful defence to a multi-million pound Employment Tribunal claim by a former senior employee and member of Reckitt’s Executive Committee.
  • Advised Endeavour Mining PLC on the employment aspects of its IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Established The Linklaters Diversity Faculty – a dedicated offering for clients within the Employment & Incentives group, bringing together lawyers alongside dedicated diversity and inclusion (D&I) business advisors.

Mishcon de Reya LLP

A go-to for global brands through to mid-size UK companies in the financial and professional services, media and entertainment, sport and fashion, Mishcon de Reya LLP's practice is highly regarded for its breadth of expertise in employment law, particularly its knowledge of diversity and gender pay, the implications of the gig economy and the interplay between data, transparency and privacy. Daniel Naftalin‘s practice spans both advisory and litigious work. Sharon Tan and Joanna Blackburn often support blue-chip clients in senior exits, discrimination claims, international employment support and workforce restructuring. For Tribunal work, Sarah Keeble, Susannah Kintish and Emily Knight, are recommended.

Responsables de la pratique:

Daniel Naftalin

Autres avocats clés:

Sharon Tan; Joanna Blackburn; Sarah Keeble; Susannah Kintish; Emily Knight

Les références

‘Joanna Blackburn – very accessible, completely understands the clients needs and meets them, goes over and above on client care. Simply the best employment lawyer out there’.

‘Good knowledge of the area at issue’.

‘Well-disposed to handle resolution of significant employer/team move matters’.

Principaux clients

Howden Broking Group

Bonnier Group

Canaccord Genuity Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for Howden Broking Group in its defence to a High Court claim arising out of its recruitment of 31 reinsurance executives from a competitor, involving allegations of unlawful means conspiracy, breach of contract and theft of confidential information.
  • Helped the Bonnier Group obtain a without notice interim injunction to prevent their former Chief Executive Officer from disclosing highly sensitive and confidential information to the press and other third parties.
  • Advised Canaccord Genuity Limited (a global investment banking firm) on a complex, high-value claim brought by a former employee.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons is ‘exceptionally strong’ in cross-border transactional work and has a strong background representing investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers in bet-the-company litigation. The practice has seen an increase in instructions related to ESG issues, conduct risk and diversity mandates. The firm has also growing its portfolio of TMT, asset management and sporting sector clients, bolstered by the arrival of Mandy Perry and Dan Ornstein in 2021. Focusing on the financial sector, Andrea Finn's practice covers whistleblowing claims, investigations and advice on the SMRC. Julian Taylor is another key senior partner for restrictive covenants and implications of corporate transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andrea Finn

Autres avocats clés:

Mandy Perry; Dan Ornstein; Julian Taylor

Les références

‘Exceptionally strong on cross-border work, where their excellent overseas network really shines.’

‘We use Simmons as a full service firm across multiple practices, so they understand our business very well.’

‘Clear market leader with depth of staff and expertise. For many law firms this is a niche area but Simmons view this as a core strength and dedicate the resources appropriately.’

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard has a close collaboration with major employers in the financial services, retail and consumer space and works alongside HR teams to advise on strategic issues, such as business protection, boardroom issues, investigations, global mobility, major projects and compliance. HR issues relating to inbound investment from the US is a specialisation of the firm. Though Michael Leftley‘s practice covers contentious and non-contentious aspects, he is best known for his representation in whistle-blowing and discrimination claims. Richard Yeomans and Sarah Harrop handle senior executive appointments and terminations, TUPE, large-scale reorganisations/redundancy programmes and tribunal claims.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michael Leftley

Autres avocats clés:

Richard Yeomans; Sarah Harrop

Les références

‘Great access to partner led strategic advice with enough depth and bandwidth at a more junior level to support on transactional work.’

‘Solutions driven and user friendly.’

‘Michael Leftly is very knowledgeable of challenging and sensitive employment law issues. He provided very calm, sound and business-friendly advise. ‘

Principaux clients


British Airways




PZ Cussons

River & Mercantile Group plc

The Commonwealth Games Federation

British Land

William Hill and its owner Caesars Entertainment Inc


Royal Mail Group


M&C Saatchi

MSR Partners LLP

Deutsche Leasing


Just Ask

Impact Foods

Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully defending Co-op in relation to a high profile senior executive equal pay claim, which has been running for over five years.
  • Acted for a US HQd global business in connection with claims in the High Court for injunctive relief, delivery up of confidential information and conspiracy relating to the actions of a group of former employees and a competitor business.
  • Leading the employment advice for a global bank on a nine jurisdiction outsourcing of IT services.

Clifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP‘s full-service employment practice has seen a significant rise in instructions relating to Covid-19 related issues, such as vaccination status and data protection issues, as well as in the implementation of the new remuneration regime under the MIFIDPRU Remuneration Code. Other areas of involvement include regulatory changes affecting financial services, regulatory investigations, #metoo investigations and in governance and boardroom advice. Alistair Woodland has a well-earned reputation acting for major corporate and financial sector clients on remuneration, data security and regulatory investigations. Mike Crossan supports clients on outsourcings, the Acquired Rights Directive (TUPE) and international projects. Chinwe Odimba-Chapman and Alastair Windass are the other key figures.

Responsables de la pratique:

Alistair Woodland; Mike Crossan

Autres avocats clés:

Chinwe Odimba-Chapman; Alastair Windass

Les références

‘Michael and Alastair both very capable. Michael is at his best strategising on potentially contentious matters. Alastair is pragmatic and dogged, works well with corporate and wider teams.’

‘The team quickly understood the complex issues we were facing and partnered with us to develop a strategic plan to address it.’

‘They used all the resource and experience they had from working with similarly sized businesses who had similarly complex issues to deal with, and used this to help us achieve our goal.’

Principaux clients



Telefonica Tech




The Hut Group


DK Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Defended a major international bank in relation to a claim alleging discrimination, equal pay breaches and harassment, and brokered a settlement allowing for a clean break for all parties.
  • Acted as lead investigator in an ethics investigation for a major international bank following allegations about retaliation against a potential whistleblower, straddling employment and regulatory considerations.
  • Acting for a leading international bank in relation to claims brought by a former employee, who had been dismissed for gross misconduct on the grounds that he had misled clients.


Leveraging full-service employment law capabilities, CMS continues to develop its contentious offering, with new instructions in industrial disputes, and tribunal cases involving disability and sex discrimination, particularly those brought by unrepresented claimants with mental health challenges. Co-heading the team, Melanie Lane focuses on cross-border matters, business reorganisations and outsourcings. Catherine Taylor is the go-to counsel for employers on employee competition and contractual disputes, while 'exceptional' Hannah Netherton has a following among clients in the life sciences, tech and financial services space. Anna Cope is likewise a trusted employment advisor to insurance, TMT and consumer goods sector clients.

Responsables de la pratique:

Melanie Lane

Autres avocats clés:

Catherine Taylor; Hannah Netherton; Anna Cope

Les références

‘This is a very professional and capable firm with longstanding experience of the insurance sector.’

‘Hannah Netherton is exceptional, often making herself available at short notice and providing pragmatic, practically focused advice.’

‘Catherine Taylor is very responsive, approachable and thorough.’

Principaux clients

Berenberg Bank


Bread Holdings Limited

Del Monte Fresh Produce

Hewlett Packard plc


Laing O’Rourke



Marks and Spencer


National Maritime Museum

Legal & General plc

Royal Mail Group Limited


The Savoy

Wellcome Trust

Principaux dossiers

  • Supporting the in-house legal team of a French multinational information technology services and consulting company and primary service provider to HMRC on complex, high value and sensitive matters.
  • Supporting MetLife on a key strategic global M&A transaction, as well as providing the full range of day-to-day employment advice.
  • Advising an international flag carrier airline on all employment issues in the UK and Europe, and coordinating and overseeing employment advice across over 60 jurisdictions.

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Financial services and healthcare sectors are the bedrock of DAC Beachcroft LLP employment practice, which is instructed on industrial relations and internal investigations, regulatory employment matters and data privacy issues, the latter of which practice head Khurram Shamsee is considered an expert in. Shamsee works with financial sector clients in their defence to discrimination claims, whistle-blowing and senior-level exits. Udara Ranasinghe is similarly considered an expert in healthcare employment. Georgina Rowley leads the cross-border advisory matters, often working with EMEA and US headquartered clients.

Responsables de la pratique:

Khurram Shamsee

Autres avocats clés:

Udara Ranasinghe; Georgina Rowley

Les références

‘The team have excellent attention to detail, even in the most complex matters. ‘

‘Khurram Shamsee is a fantastic person to work with. He is always calm, pragmatic and engaged. He takes the stress out of the situation, ensures you feel fully supported and is rarely surprised by anything. His advice is always excellent. ‘

‘Udara Ranasinghe is a star partner. He is very responsive, intelligent and the right amount of sassy. ‘

Principaux clients

Circle Health (formerly BMI Healthcare Limited)



Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Bvlgari Hotels

Petropavlovsk Plc

Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts

Bellway plc

Unilever plc

HCA Healthcare

Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

University College Hospitals London, NHS Foundation Trust

Caprice Group (owners of The Ivy)

Principaux dossiers

  • Provided cross-border employment law advice to McAfee on a complex global divestment involving more than 500 employees across 18 countries.
  • Defended a leading investment bank on a high profile claim involving the dismissal of a trader and dealing with complex regulatory issues arising from an order to re-engage.
  • Represented a leading private healthcare provider with a successful appeal before the Employment Appeal Tribunal against the award of career long losses.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Best known for its stellar portfolio of clients in the financial services, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises PLC's and City employers on the SMCR regime, pandemic related issues, and alongside its financial services disputes team, dealing with complex investigations and reviews. It also houses a busy industrial relations practice, headed by Marc Meryon. 'Impressive' Paul Fontes has earned a solid reputation as defence counsel in tribunals and High Court bet-the-company disputes. He also routinely advises on remuneration, restrictive covenants, business reorganisations and restructurings. Also in the financial space, Sophie White is experienced in complex TUPE issues arising out of outsourcing, corporate and insolvency. Joining in June from GQ | LITTLER, litigator Hannah Mahon is a specialist in unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle-blowing claims.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Fontes

Autres avocats clés:

Marc Meryon; Sophie White; Hannah Mahon

Les références

‘Very knowledgeable, committed and practical lawyers who work exceptionally well with counsel and clients.’

‘Eversheds are a strong practice with good experience in dealing with the financial services sector.’

‘Paul Fontes makes the team. A really impressive individual. Ticks all the boxes. Extremely good on the law, all over the detail, great on strategy, unflappable, a real fighter, great with clients. A reassuring presence on any case.’

Principaux clients

Open Banking




Russell Investments

Dimensional Fund Advisors

NBC Universal

Cyrus One


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising on European HR aspects of the agreement by US-based CyrusOne Inc., a global data centre real estate investment trust, to be acquired by KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).
  • Designed and implemented a public redress process for complainants in light of the findings by Mischon de Reya in relation allegations of bullying harassment, discrimination and victimisation.
  • Provided employment support to ProCook in preparation for its listing to the Premium Segment of the Main Market at the LSE.


Providing ‘boutique employment advice with global coverage’ GQ | LITTLER has a deep bench of advisory expertise coupled with a history of success representing employers in litigation. As part of the Littler Global network, the firm undertakes a significant amount of cross-border mandates, and has seen an increase in instructions from US based law firms seeking UK employment advice on large scale global transactions. It also recently launched a new service offering English employment law advice in French. Early 2022 saw the arrival of partners Laura Lobb and Nicola James, both specialising in employment aspects of international transactions. Senior litigator Paul Quain launched the Littler Pride network for Europe, aiming to foster and maintain an inclusive work environment for LGBTQ+ lawyers and non-lawyers alike. For transactional support, Cerys Williams, Darren Isaacs and Daniel Pollard are the go-to lawyers. Raoul Parekh and Richard Harvey co-lead the international employment offering.

Responsables de la pratique:

Cerys Williams; Paul Quain; Daniel Pollard; Darren Isaacs; Richard Harvey

Autres avocats clés:

Laura Lobb; Nicola James; Raoul Parekh

Les références

‘Undoubtedly the best boutique firm specialising in employment law for employers in London. They are creative, tenacious, and really user-friendly. They have an unbelievable following among some of the biggest corporate clients, and are involved in enormously important litigation.’

‘GQ Littler is an exceptional boutique employment practice specialising in disputes involving top executives and high earners. The quality of their legal skills and strategic thinking really is first-rate.’

‘A boutique firm that has the expertise and coverage of a city firm and is equally adept at employment tribunal and high court litigation as well as non-contentious advisory work. GQ Littler has recently increased its capacity in the M&A sphere and is excellent on cross-border matters.’

Principaux clients


Commerzbank AG

CSM Bakery Solutions


E. A. Gibson Shipbrokers

Elo Touch Solutions

Epiq Systems


Morgan Sindall Group Plc


Olympus Corporation

Omnipresent Group



ZOLL Medical Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Elo Touch Solutions in defending a high value Employment Tribunal claim.
  • Defending a high value Employment Tribunal claim (whistleblowing, sex, and pregnancy and maternity discrimination, harassment and victimisation) for Commerzbank AG.
  • Advising the asset management division of a FTSE listed banking group in a complex redundancy situation where the potentially redundant employee has alleged race, disability and sex discrimination and bullying against her line manager.

Taylor Wessing LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP‘s employment practice has extensive expertise advising US based and UK household names in the technology, financial services and life sciences sectors on both corporate transactions and litigation in the tribunal and High Court. The practice also has a busy regulatory practice, and has seen an increase in instructions relating to the SMCR regime, employee data privacy issues and diversity. Paul Callaghanunderstands his US clients and markets like no other employment lawyer’ and as a New York qualified lawyer, leads on all international employment projects. Helen FarrSean Nesbitt and Anna Carey lend complementary expertise with their handling of workplace discrimination, outsourcings, team moves, boardroom disputes and employment cases involving financial services regulatory issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Callaghan

Autres avocats clés:

Helen Farr; Sean Nesbitt; Anna Carey

Les références

‘Taylor Wessing’s employment team knows the US market like no other firm in the UK.’

‘They have extensive expertise in the technology sector, placing them on the forefront of technology and people.’

‘It is their can do mentality that strikes me the most – they get the job done, and go further than any other employment law firm would, thinking in solutions and opportunities instead of only risks.’

Principaux clients

The Roald Dahl Story

Interactive Investor Limited

Smarter Grid Solutions Limited

Bottlepay Limited


Dataminr UK Limited


British Airways Pension Services Limited and British Airways Investment Management Limited


Curve OS

Consensys Systems UK Limited

Swiss Post Solutions Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised on the employment aspects of the sale of the Roald Dahl Story Company to Netflix including in relation to the ongoing employment of several key senior individuals and compensation matters.
  • Advising Israel-based, Trigo Vision on employment of Trigo executives in UK as they roll out their product launch with Tesco plc and elsewhere in Europe with other retailers.
  • Acted for Consenys on a claim by a former HR manager that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of sex and for having made protective disclosures.

Travers Smith LLP

Travers Smith LLP‘s ‘unflappable, very experienced top-drawer team‘ is equally at home advising on employment matters of cross-border corporate transactions as it is representing multinationals and smaller companies in employment tribunals. Practice head Ed Mills is ‘one of the best practitioners in the field‘; he focuses on board level disputes, the SMCR regime, team moves, TUPE and trade union issues. Sian Keall represents financial sector clients, while Tim Gilbert is an expert in TUPE and outsourcing. Adam Wyman and Alex Fisher are both names to note for tribunal work, executive dismissals and corporate disposals and acquisitions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ed Mills

Autres avocats clés:

Siân Keall; Tim Gilbert; Adam Wyman; Alex Fisher

Les références

‘The Travers Smith team has unparalleled depth of expertise, as well as extremely commercially-minded and professional attorneys at all levels.’

‘The Travers Smith team’s responsiveness is exceptional.’

‘Top drawer team. Very experienced. Unflappable.’

Principaux clients

3Shape A/S

8×8 UK Limited

Aceragen GmbH


Allocate Software Limited

All Seas Capital Partners Ltd

Artiq Limited

Arctic Securities AS

Atelier Capital Partners


BioGaia AB


Carmignac Asset Management

Charger Acquisition Co., d/b/a Emburse

Checkout Limited

Chemidex Pharma Limited

Clarion Partners Europe (U.K.) Limited

DF Capital

Dixa Limited

Elan Capital

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

Quantessence Financial Ltd

Rede Partners LLP

RLC Engineering Group Limited

Royal Bank of Canada

Saba Capital Management L.P.

Sanzone & McCarthy LLP

Saxon Bidco Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Defended AIG Asset Management (Europe) from claims brought by a former investment analyst employee of race and disability discrimination, victimisation, unlawful deduction from wages and wrongful dismissal.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the set-up of Phoebe Philo’s new venture and the minority investment by LVMH into that venture.
  • Advised on confidential investigation in relation to sexual harassment allegations raised against a senior executive of a UK listed global technology business.

Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird LLP continues to service multi-national corporations operating in its specialist sectors of technology, life sciences, retail and aviation. Ian Hunter draws on his 30 year experience to advise employers on the full range of non-contentious matters, international employment mandates and litigation. He and Elizabeth Lang have been particularly busy supporting clients on job retention schemes, cross-border restructuring, vaccine roll-out and union matters. Tim Spillane routinely advises on senior-level terminations and restrictive covenant/trade secrets cases, alongside whistleblowing and discrimination disputes. Alison Dixon is noted for her deep expertise on employment aspects of commercial transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ian Hunter

Autres avocats clés:

Elizabeth Lang; Tim Spillane; Alison Dixon

Les références

‘The employment team has been excellent and all of our matters are appropriately staffed with the right level of seniority.’

‘The strengths of the team are their availability and very good tactical advice which helps with sensitive employment matters.’

‘Tim Spillane is clearly very experienced in the tactical issues of employment law and gives us very good practical advice.’

Principaux clients

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK


British & Irish Lions

Gulf International Bank

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Adam Lambert chairs the UK wide employment department at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, which is a reputable choice for complex litigation, internal investigations and day-to-day employment advice. Owing to its global footprint, it is also well-equipped to handle multijurisdictional restructuring and corporate mandates. In TUPE matters, Lambert takes the lead, and is supported by Rebecca Harding-Hill on the contentious side. She specialises in sensitive and reputational litigation in the financial sector, such as injunctions, team moves, discrimination and whistleblowing. Catherine Turner made partner in early 2022 and is also a top litigator. Regulatory partner Lisa Mayhew is noted for gender discrimination cases. Senior associate Jackie Thomas is another name recommended for global restructuring exercises and disciplinary, grievance and data protection issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Adam Lambert

Autres avocats clés:

Rebecca Harding-Hill; Lisa Mayhew; Catherine Turner; Jackie Thomas

Les références

‘Working with BCLP is very effective.’

‘The fact that they are able to use their employment and regulatory specialists to help us navigate complex issues with both employment legislation and regulation in mind is invaluable.’

‘I find BCLP to be clear in their advice, very practical and pragmatic.’

Principaux clients

Mueller Water Products Inc

Agilitas Private Equity LLP

City Chic Collective UK Limited

Fiserv, Inc

Playtech PLC and U and I PLC

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Agilitas Private Equity LLP on the buyout of Prodieco Advanced Engineering Solutions. The deal involved a large cross-disciplinary team throughout the firm, as well as local counsel, both in Ireland (where Prodieco was based) and 7 other jurisdictions.
  • Advised Fiserv, Inc on co-ordinating a global report throughout 2021 on COVID-19 orders and mandates in 33 jurisdictions in EMEA, APAC and LATAM.
  • Advising the Australia parent company of City Chic Collective UK Limited on the post-completion employment issues following its purchase of UK-based women’s plus-sized Evans brand, eCommerce and wholesale business from Arcadia’s administrators.

Dechert LLP

Jason Butwick heads the employment practice at Dechert LLP, which is particularly sought after for its capabilities in employee restructuring, furlough and COVID-19 related matters, regulatory compliance and contentious mandates. Former practice head Charles Wynn-Evans has taken on the position of international general counsel.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jason Butwick

Autres avocats clés:

Charles Wynn-Evans

Les références

‘Deep understanding of the complexities of our business and ability to focus on the key issues.’

‘Always an excellent service from Jason Butwick, highly recommended.’

DLA Piper

Tim Marshall is the main contact at DLA Piper’s employment practice, where he primarily advises on boardroom disputes and restrictive covenants, and has built up a reputation representing clients in the financial sector, owing to his membership of the firms’ financial services group. Elsewhere, Jonathan Exten-Wright has built up a niche advising cross-border mandates at the intersection of business, employment and human rights, which includes use of contingent labour, issues of trade union action and NGO campaigns. He is also increasingly instructed on transparency and reporting requirements in the area of non-financial risk, and the social aspects of ESG frameworks.

Responsables de la pratique:

Tim Marshall

Autres avocats clés:

Jonathan Exten-Wright

Les références

‘Very responsive, commercial and pragmatic.’

Principaux clients

The UK Ministry of Defence

National Grid Gas Plc

Skanska UK Plc

GT Gettaxi (UK) Ltd

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Ministry of Defence in detail on all aspects of procurement, contract drafting, competitive dialogue, negotiation, ministerial advice, and consultation with all relevant stakeholders in regards to their Armed Forces Recruiting Programme (AFRP).
  • Advised the National Grid team on the total revamp and re-letting of their outsource contract, to receive contingent labour to support the UK’s grid infrastructure.
  • Appointed by GT Gettaxi (UK) Ltd to defend an Employment Tribunal claim brought by a former driver user of the Gett platform.

Farrer & Co

Demonstrating a ‘balance of understanding and empathy whilst offering robust and clear advice’, Farrer & Co continues to grow its specialist contentious practice, with new instructions in internal investigations, discrimination, whistleblowing and dismissal-related claims. In the non-contentious space, the firm assists employers with design and implementation of appropriate safeguarding policies, large-scale redundancy and collective consultation programmes, trade union work and TUPE. Head of practice David Smellie has developed a strong relationship with employers in the education and sports sector. Rachel Lewis is sought after by employers from the cultural, professional services, while David Hunt acts for financial institutions. Anna Birtwistle, Kathleen Heycock and Eleanor Rowswell are the other integral figures. William Dawson retired in April 2021.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Smellie

Autres avocats clés:

Rachel Lewis; David Hunt; Anna Birtwistle; Kathleen Heycock; Eleanor Rowswell

Les références

‘Farrer & Co are professional and responsive, they provide a firm balance of understanding and empathy to the queries we bring to them whilst offering robust and clear advice.’

‘The approach is always human and many of the support measures the team offer e.g. the podcast series and weekly employment law updates always ensures you are working with a firm that has its finger on the pulse of contemporary employment practice.’

‘Anna Britwistle is exceptional: not only a brilliant lawyer, she has uncommon tactical nous, and is always willing to go the extra mile.’

Principaux clients

British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA)

Imperial College

C Hoare & Co

The Natural History Museum

London Business School

Fisher Phillips

The Independent Schools Council

The Independent Bursars’ Association (ISBA)

A national hotel chain

A number of leading independent schools and school groups

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting or the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) on all employment related matters, including in relation to individual members’ claims and industrial relations matters.
  • Advised Imperial College on all aspects of employment law, from day-to-day HR issues and Tribunal claims to highly complex employment matters.
  • The preferred UK employment counsel for US Employment Law firm Field Fisher, providing UK legal advice for their US corporate clients.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP stands out for its reputation in employment appeal tribunals and capabilities in cross-border regulatory mandates, trade union campaigns and expertise in the life sciences. Matthew Howse leads the team and is an expert across the full spectrum of employment law. The team are particularly sought after as independent investigators on highly sensitive disciplinary, whistleblowing and regulatory proceedings. Louise Skinner is recommended for gender pay gap and workplace equality matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Matthew Howse

Autres avocats clés:

Louise Skinner

Les références

Morgan Lewis are very knowledgeable, competitive on costs, extremely responsive and as always pragmatic.’

‘The service is always quick without compromising quality and, as mentioned, particularly pragmatic.’

‘They’re not afraid to give a view one way or another.’

Principaux clients

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Shiseido Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for Shiseido Corporation on all global employment and data privacy matters arising from the high value sale of its Laura Mercier, Buxom and Bare Minerals brands to Advent.
  • Advised Novartis on several global projects, relating to diversity and inclusion.


RPC has ‘tremendous strength in depth on all employment law’, particularly in litigation and advisory mandates involving the media, technology and retail sectors. Patrick Brodie leads the busy litigious practice, where he is known for his work on restrictive covenants, restraint of trade injunctions and highly sensitive investigations. Kelly Thomson brings her transactional and advisory expertise to assist employers in the field of workforce diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Partnering with the Social Book Club, she assist with the production of children’s books teaching equality and the law (such as on gender pay gap and disability).

Responsables de la pratique:

Patrick Brodie

Autres avocats clés:

Kelly Thomson

Les références

‘Extremely commercial and pragmatic. Empathy and high emotional intelligence coupled with great intellect. They get the overall context and as a result exceed expectations every time.’

‘The RPC team has tremendous strength in depth on all employment law issues and supplements this with great commercial acumen and a real interest in understanding the inner workings of their clients’ business.’

‘Patrick Brodie – he is a tour de force. Thoughtful. Highly intelligent. A dream of an Instructing Solicitor.’

Principaux clients

ArcelorMittal Group

Virgin Media

Frasers Group plc


Coca Cola Europacific Partners

Royal and Sun Alliance

Associated Newspapers (Daily Mail etc)

Egon Zehnder


The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

Pioneer FM


Zensar Technologies Retail

Argent Provocateur



Beat Capital Partners

Studio Retail Limited

Evans Cycles

Link Scheme Ltd and Link Scheme Holdings Ltd

Shepherd Neame

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for the respondent, the The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, in Basfar v Wong, the first case with the permission to leapfrog directly to the Supreme Court from the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
  • The sole provider of all Employment Tribunal services to Virgin Media, ArcelorMittal and Frasers Group, covering every form of tribunal claim.
  • Worked with a major retailer to redesign its business and workforce model from concession to wholesale.

Slaughter and May

One of Slaughter and May‘s key strengths is advising listed and privately held clients on the full range of board-level employment matters, from appointments to terminations, remuneration and disputes. Padraig Cronin and Philip Linnard advise clients across on the full range of employment and incentives issues, including whistleblowing, investigations and employee terminations, as well as advising on TUPE, restructurings, outsourcings and incentives aspects of transactions. Senior associate Philippa O’Malley undertakes a mix of contentious and non-contentious work, and is particularly recommended for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Charles Cameron is an expert on corporate pension plans.

Responsables de la pratique:

Charles Cameron

Autres avocats clés:

Padraig Cronin; Philip Linnard; Philippa O’Malley

Les références

‘The Slaughter and May employment team are focussed on their client’s needs in the context of the client’s strategy. This enables for complex and time sensitive activities to be completed quickly, accurately and where required innovatively.’

‘The teams global network is valuable and their global partners provide very similar service levels.’

‘Phillipa O’Malley has been exceptional at delivering commercial solutions that involve high levels of change and complexity. She is a true business partner.’

Principaux clients

ASOS plc

Aviva plc


De La Rue plc


Drax Group plc

Land Securities Group plc

Prudential plc

RSA Insurance Group plc

Whitbread plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised CEMEX on employment tribunal claims in connection with a disputed TUPE transfer.
  • Advised ASOS plc on the employment aspects of its acquisition of the TopShop, TopMan, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands.
  • Advised DeepMind Technologies Limited on the employment aspects of a new commercial venture to use artificial intelligence to accelerate drug discovery.

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is a reputable counsel for global employment transformation projects, especially those involving a DEI agenda. Data privacy, gender pay gap, psychological safeguarding and Covid-19 related projects are its key areas of instruction. It launched the Global Edge 2.0, a global employment tech tool providing in-house lawyers and HR professionals with access to key employment law and developments in 39 countries. Caroline Noblet leverages over 30 years experience across all contentious and non-contentious areas of employment law. Practice head David Whincup is the firms’ main resource for internal workplace investigations, discrimination and worker status.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Whincup

Autres avocats clés:

Caroline Noblet

Les références

‘The team under Caroline Noblet’s leadership is focused on building a trusted partnership relationship, they are very collaborative and responsive.’

‘I like the focus on diversity and sharing best practice through a network that they have established.’

‘Caroline Noblet is energetic, passionate and commercially focussed. She builds and leads a diverse team and is very responsive to customer needs. ‘

Principaux clients

Cleveland Clinic


Currency Cloud

Credit Karma

Boston Consulting Group

You Gov


Kongsberg Automotive

XPO Logistics

National Football League Inc.





Wood Mackenzie

Vice Media

Fortnum & Mason



PageGroup (Michael Page)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Kongsberg Automotive, a global automotive parts manufacturer, on the employment aspects of the sale of substantially all of its Interior Comfort Systems business to Lear Corporation.
  • Advised on strategic UK Vaccination law and other Covid-related issues arising in preparation for the National Football League’s two games in London in the summer of 2021.
  • Advised Cummins in relation to a project involving the re-categorisation of its entire 60,000 strong workforce worldwide as part of its New Ways of Working initiative.

Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood provides ‘top quality legal advice from a practical perspective‘ across the full spectrum of contentious, transactional and advisory employment work. Advising on restrictive covenants, and pursuing and defending team and individual moves in the High Court, is one of the firms’ distinguishing areas. Paul Reevesis exactly the lawyer you want in your corner‘ and is often instructed by financial, hospitality and retail sector clients. Anne Pritam has a well-deserved reputation as a seasoned litigator, whilst also being experienced in expulsion, de-equitisation, discrimination, remuneration and business restrictions. Richard Freedman made partner in May 2022 and is recommended for global projects and TUPE transfers.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Reeves

Autres avocats clés:

Anne Pritam; Richard Freedman

Les références

The Stephenson Harwood team is excellent at providing top quality legal advice from a practical perspective.’

‘Their knowledge of the law and the latest nuances of the courts, together with their understanding of our business, make them invaluable partners.’

‘Paul Reeves is exactly the lawyer you want in your corner when handling a complicated employment matter. Paul parses the issues and provides excellent guidance to navigate tricky and often sensitive matters.’

Principaux clients




AxiomSL Ltd (now Adenza)

Fragomen LLP

Investcorp International

ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG

Therium Capital Management

Standard & Poor’s

Arriva plc


Bank of Montreal/BMO Financial Group

Mizuho Bank Ltd


UIA Insurance Limited


Mizuho International plc


Yes To Inc

United Trust Bank Limited

Philex Electronic Ltd

Maersk A/S

Circa Healthcare Ltd

The Council for Responsible Jewellery

LaserClinic UK

Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully advised Louis Vuitton on an Employment Tribunal claim which alleged discrimination and harassment.
  • Advising Trenitalia C2C on HR issues and act on the defence of Employment Tribunal claims.

Clyde & Co

Utilising its global network, Clyde & Co's employment practice is well equipped to advise on multijurisdictional corporate transactions, and is a favourite among corporates in the financial and professional services, and insurance sectors. Its contentious capability is equally strong, with high-profile team moves, restrictive covenant and confidentiality disputes being a speciality of the firm. Robert Hill leads the team which includes Chris Holme and litigator James Major.

Responsables de la pratique:

Robert Hill

Autres avocats clés:

Chris Holme; James Major

Les références

Clyde & Co is one of our principal go-to law firms for contentious matters.’

‘They have a thorough understanding of the technical issues involved in our industry disputes and they are commercially focused and solutions-driven.’

‘Chris Holme is a truly exceptional trusted advisor on some extremely sensitive matters. He takes the time to get to grips with our idiosyncrasies and is available whenever needed. Commercial and pragmatic. Cannot praise him highly enough.’

Principaux clients

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Willis Towers Watson

Estee Lauder Cosmetics



University College London (UCL)

Mott MacDonald


Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Malaysia Airlines


Randall & Quilter



McGill & Partners

Laing O’Rouke

Springer Nature

Principaux dossiers

  • Work and partner with UPS in relation to all their UK employment needs.
  • Acting for a financial services client in a multimillion-pound discrimination claim.
  • Advising a number of law firms in relation to partnership issues.

Doyle Clayton

Doyle Clayton‘s highly regarded specialist employer practice is noted for its ‘breadth of practice’ across the full gamut of HR advisory, transactional support and High Court litigation. It is also distinguished for its capabilities in internal investigations, business restructuring, board-level disputes and experience working with start-ups. Peter De Maria‘s ‘legal knowledge and feel for the strategic intricacies of this area are second to none’. He is assisted by Dan Begbie-Clench, Helen Brooks and ‘outstanding junior’, director Katie Mahoney.

Responsables de la pratique:

Peter De Maria

Autres avocats clés:

Dan Begbie-Clench; Helen Brooks; Katie Mahoney; Emma Hamnett

Les références

‘The team are commercial, extraordinarily responsive, knowledgeable, easy to interact with whilst being very professional.’

‘Dan Begbie-Clench – commercial, extraordinarily responsive, knowledgeable, we work as a true partnership. ’

‘Katie Mahoney – well known and very well liked in the market. She is good humoured and pleasant to work with but at the same time fierce and passionate in pursuit of her clients’ interests. She has excellent commercial sense and is constantly in demand.’

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a retailer on the departure of the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Wealth and the recruitment of their replacements.
  • Advising on the partnership law, employment law and TUPE law aspects of a large group restructure.
  • Advising a client on the harmonisation of senior executive contracts across several jurisdictions.

Fox Williams LLP

Fox Williams LLP is known for its specialism representing LLPs and partnerships, particularly international and UK law firms on sensitive partner related issues, discrimination and regulatory and reporting obligations of solicitors and barristers. Joanna Chatterton and David Murphy have a track record acting for financial and professional services sector clients on the full range of advisory and contentious employment work. Jane Mann and Aron Pope act for the firms’ tech and fintech clients.

Responsables de la pratique:

Joanna Chatterton

Autres avocats clés:

David Murphy; Jane Mann; Aron Pope

Les références

‘The team has a very strong subject matter expertise and manages to convey the legal questions in a very pragmatic and timely manner. Their advise is always very practical but as well well founded on legal rational and expertise.’

‘It lives up to its branding – Good sense in the City. Highly pragmatic, collaborative and responsive. Very experienced employment lawyers who are enjoyable to work with.’

‘David Murphy has been excellent. Always efficient and on the ball, delivering his work in a calm, effective and unruffled manner. A delight to work with and supremely capable.’

Principaux clients

Bank Leumi (UK) plc

King & Wood Mallesons

Savannah Energy plc

Hastens (UK) Beds Limited

Kuwait Investment Office

Crest Nicholson

MS Amlin

Castleton Commodities (UK) Ltd

Ascot Racecourse

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised an international law firm on managing allegations of sexual harassment and complaints to the SRA against a partner.
  • Advised a private bank on employment and regulatory implication arising from suspected financial crimes.
  • Advised Savannah Energy plc and 6 directors on the defence of whistleblowing and discrimination allegations by senior employee.

Kingsley Napley LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP has a good reputation acting for financial institutions and clients from the professional services, with a growing stream of work from US companies with a presence in London. It continues to be sought out for complex workplace investigations, particularly in relation to fraud, discrimination and allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Corinne Aldridge, Adrian Crawford and Richard M Fox continue to represent employers and senior executives on a broad range of employment issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Corinne Aldridge

Autres avocats clés:

Adrian Crawford; Richard Fox

Les références

‘Confident and robust in negotiations.’

‘Richard Fox displayed a good understanding of practical business considerations. Easy and understandable advice given.’

‘Corinne Aldridge is very responsive, turns things around efficiently and provides practical and on point advice.’

Macfarlanes LLP

Macfarlanes LLP excels in handling reputationally-sensitive issues and business-critical litigation. Large corporate transactions involving substantial workforce restructurings and HR issues generated by Covid-19 continues to be the other areas of focus. The firm displays familiarity in asset management, financial services, hospitality and issues involving partnership law. Hayley Robinson and Seán Lavin are the lead partners.

Responsables de la pratique:

Hayley Robinson

Autres avocats clés:

Seán Lavin

Les références

‘The team are very responsive and know our business well. They feel like an extension of our HR function and are very much trusted advisors.’

‘Thoughtful and reflective but commercial in application. Able to apply creative and pragmatic solutions to situations.’

‘Sean Lavin warrants particular mention, he provided helpful challenge and insightful comment and is well versed in the nuances of individuals in PE industry and associated practices.’

Mayer Brown International LLP

Drawing on its global footprint, Mayer Brown International LLP is able to assist international clients, largely from the financial services, insurance and consumer goods sectors, on employment aspects of commercial transactions, restructuring projects, investigations, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. Practice head Christopher Fisher and Miriam Bruce are both highly experienced handling disputes in the financial services.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christopher Fisher

Autres avocats clés:

Miriam Bruce

Les références

‘The clients of this outstanding team obviously value its commercial advice.’

‘Chris Fisher is head of the department. A great commercial employment litigator he has vast experience of acting for employers in heavy employment disputes.’

‘Miriam Bruce – her approach to litigation is grounded in sound commercial common sense. Clients – and her team – rightly trust her judgment.’

Principaux clients

Pernod Ricard SA

Refinitiv Limited

Lear Corporation (UK) Limited

AT&T Services Inc.



Vitruvian Partners


Reliance Industries

Marlin Equity Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Refinitiv on the employment aspects in connection with the sale of its governance, risk and compliance software business.
  • Advised CDK Global, Inc. on various employment aspects in connection with the sale of its international business to Francisco Partners for $1.45 billion.
  • Advised AURELIUS on employment law aspects in connection with its acquisition of McKesson UK in a corporate carve-out from the US healthcare company McKesson Corporation.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Multi-national businesses, especially those operating in the tech, life science, transport and energy sectors, utilise Norton Rose Fulbright's London office as a platform and footprint for a wide range of global employment and HR legal issues. Head of EMEA employment department, Paul Griffin has a well-earned reputation for international employment issues. Catrina Smith also handles matters with an international element and is recommended for TUPE, remuneration issues, whistle-blowing and discrimination claims. 

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Griffin

Autres avocats clés:

Catrina Smith

Les références

‘Norton’s professionals are impressively knowledgeable of legal environment in their country and can generally offer practical counselling.’

‘This firm and the partners are very client-oriented and provide outstanding service.’

‘They reply to requests in a timely manner and make themselves available where required.’

Principaux clients


GFG Alliance

Starr International

Lyondel Basell

Emerald Kalama

Royal Bank of Canada


IMI plc

Battersea Power Station

Boston Consulting Group

Societe Generale

ABC Bank


Credit Agricole

Standard Chartered

Wyelands Capital

Bechtel Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Working with a media/tech client in reporting on changes to COVID-19 laws in 45 countries, involving co-ordinated effort by the global firm’s employment lawyers out of London.
  • Advising in a potential class action lodged against FTSE listed entity, in relation to employment status re-classification.
  • Acting in a claim against a multi-national company for discrimination.

Osborne Clarke LLP

Benefitting from a wide scope of practice and its international presence, Osborne Clarke LLP is often engaged in cross-border TUPE transfer and employment issues relating to corporate acquisitions, employee relations and regulatory matters. The practice is also well versed in GDPR for HR issues; an offering established by Olivia Sinfield. The practice is led by ‘outstanding‘ co-heads, David Cubitt and Victoria Parry.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Cubitt; Victoria Parry

Autres avocats clés:

Olivia Sinfield

Les références

‘Osborne Clarke, are, in my view an outstanding firm.’

‘If I were an employer, I would likely choose Osborne Clarke to act for me.’

‘They are not showy but they are highly effective and capable, know the areas in which they work and the law and deliver a very effective legal product.’

Principaux clients

Veritas Technologies

Tremor Group / Unruly

Institute of Directors


Associate of MBA’s

Hay Festival



United Airlines

Veritas Technologies

Nomura International Plc

Standard Chartered Bank



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Veritas Technology on all their EMEA and Asia Pacific & Japan employment law issues. This has included contract and policy reviews for 25+ countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • Advising Tremor Group on UK employment issues in Unruly, its UK business, this includes the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on its UK business and return to office arrangements, vaccinations, etc.
  • Advising Splunk in connection with a number of employee relations issues including sex and disability discrimination, trade union and health and safety allegations, grievances and dismissal.

Pinsent Masons LLP

A favourite among London Stock Exchange or AIM listed employers, Pinsent Masons LLP's practice has a strong focus on financial services and has a strong track record advising on board-led strategic work, transactional and the corporate governance aspects of employment law and litigation. Helen Corden leads the team from Birmingham and is supported by her London based colleagues Ed Goodwyn, Anne Sammon and Fleur Benns.

Responsables de la pratique:

Helen Corden

Autres avocats clés:

Ed Goodwyn; Anne Sammon; Fleur Benns

Les références

‘Pinsents has always been a trailblazer for diversity, which we respect and is aligned with our own corporate culture and values.’

‘We recognise their sectoral expertise in Construction and Infrastructure.’

‘Their wide client base gives them a very good sense of what’s happening in the market and how the sector is generally responding.’

Principaux clients

Natixis SA


Direct Insurance Group plc

Allianz Insurance plc

SEI Investments (Europe) Limited

Barratt Developments plc

McDermott International, Inc.

Houlihan Lokey EMEA LLP

Shangri-La Hotels Pte Ltd

Kier Group plc

Laing O’Rourke plc

Royal BAM Group

Masai Clothing Company ApS

Balfour Beatty Group

Principaux dossiers

  • As part of Pinsent Masons’ healthcare sector group, we have been heavily involved in delivering employment advice to help dental corporates navigate a rapidly evolving landscape facing their sector.
  • Advised Houlihan Lokey on the employment aspects of the its acquisition of Baylor Klein, a company regulated by the SRA.
  • Advised an infrastructure client on the harmonisation of terms and conditions of employment for all of its employees.

Reed Smith LLP

The financial services, TMT and life sciences markets comprise the majority of Reed Smith LLP‘s areas of instruction, where its team impresses with ‘a very extensive knowledge across all areas of employment law’. Practice head Robin Jeffcott supports multinational financial services organisations on some of their most challenging matters, on both sides of the spectrum, with a strong track record in litigation and restrictive covenants. Graham Green advises on discrimination, whistleblowing, unfair dismissals, as well as disputes involving executive compensation and other compensation arrangements.

Responsables de la pratique:

Robin Jeffcott

Autres avocats clés:

Graham Green; David Ashmore; Carl de Cicco

Les références

‘The team have a very extensive knowledge across all areas of employment law, rarely having to get back to you as are able to answer there and then.’

‘A fantastic, personable team who are extremely quick to respond to all our queries, giving clear guidance and in layman’s terms for those without a legal background.’

‘Superb attention to detail and ultra-firm grasp of matter.’


With a specialism in the financial services, Ashurst's employment practice is a popular choice for banks, multinational corporates, asset managers and private equity clients on employment aspects of corporate and M&A transactions and litigation. Crowley Woodford's practice spans whistleblowing and discrimination claims, senior hires and dismissals, and complex investigations with a regulatory component.

Responsables de la pratique:

Crowley Woodford

Les références

‘They provide a high level of legal advice, they always provide a number of options, all of which balance the legal risk against our commercial outcomes and objectives so that we can make an informed decision on people matters.’

‘Excellent practical advice and pragmatic approach to deliver results.’

‘Crowley Woodford – understands the culture, expectation and provide solutions.’

Principaux clients

Alix Partners


Peel Hunt Limited

Oak Hill Advisors (UK Services) Limited

PPL Corporation

National Express Group PLC

Robert Bosch GmbH

Fulcrum Utility Services Limited


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised PPL Corporation on employment aspects of the £7.8 billion sale of UK electricity distribution group Western Power Distribution (“WPD”) to National Grid plc.
  • Advisor to Oak Hill on the full range of employment and partnership law issues.
  • Advising longstanding client National Express on its recommended all-share combination with Stagecoach Group.

Bates Wells

Lucy McLynn leads the employment department at Bates Wells, which continues to maintain strong activity in sensitive tribunal cases, involving precedent-setting topics such as transgender rights. The firm is also highlighted for its expertise in employment data protection, internal investigations involving bullying and misuse of power, and its longstanding track record working with charity/not-for-profit employers. William Garnett and Paul Jennings are the other key partners.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lucy McLynn

Autres avocats clés:

William Garnett; Paul Jennings

Les références

‘I have worked with Bates Wells for the last 15-20 years. Their consistently exceptional approach in terms of an understanding of the charity and pubic sector, value for money approach and pragmatic, tailored and reliable advice to me as a client.’

‘Bates Wells have clear expertise in the issues that are faced by charities and understand the nuances required.’

‘Lucy McLynn delivers exceptional advice to the various organisations. Her breadth of knowledge of employment law is excellent and she provides high level pragmatic, proportionate and tailored support on a consistent basis. ‘

Principaux clients

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Tenon FM Limited

Tyler Capital

The Alan Turing Institute

Capital City College Group


Planit IE

Green Party

Perkbox Limited

Universities UK

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting in the cutting-edge, high profile case for Global Development, a London think-tank in an alleged discrimination case.
  • Advising Trinity College London in relation to the very topical issue of ‘worker status.’
  • Successfully defended the Royal College of Nursing at a 7-day Tribunal hearing relating to direct race and disability discrimination, unfair dismissal and victimisation.

Capsticks LLP

Capsticks LLP is market renowned for providing employment services to a plethora of private and public sector employers in the health, emergency services and social care sectors. Areas of growth include mandates arising out of the pandemic, litigation involving emergency services and police misconduct cases. National head of employment Victoria Watson often represents doctors in high-profile disputes, while Martin Hamilton advises on senior executive issues and is likewise, a top litigator in High Court and tribunal cases. Head of NHS healthcare Andrew Rowland is another distinguished employment specialist.

Responsables de la pratique:

Victoria Watson

Autres avocats clés:

Martin Hamilton; Andrew Roland

Les références

‘A very responsive and knowledgeable company – combining technical expertise with pragmatic solutions.’

‘Very well connected at national level.’

‘Total strength in depth, with excellence at all levels.’

Principaux clients

North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

North West London Healthcare NHS Trust

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

NHS England and Improvement

Bar Standards Board

NHS Employers

London Borough of Redbridge

London Ambulance Service

Solicitors Regulation Authority

A2 Dominion

National Audit Office

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Ramsay Healthcare UK

Action for Children

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Principaux dossiers

  • Supported NHS England in providing guidance to all NHS organisations in England on the implementation of Regulations introducing mandatory vaccinations for healthcare.
  • Represents Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust in High Court proceedings brought by a consultant seeking an injunction to prevent his exclusion from work.
  • Advised North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group CCG, along with other CCG clients in relation to the development of new Integrated Care Boards under the Health and Care Bill.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's ‘professional, knowledgeable and supportive' practice recently introduced its R4 Consultancy and Support services (Review, Report, Resolve, and Respect), aimed at combining specialists in employment, regulatory requirements, reputation management, equality and diversity training, and HR investigations, to assist clients with auditing and training. Trevor Bettany deals with all aspects of employment law, from large scale variation exercises to LLP disputes. Michael Powner is a top employment advisor to leading clients in the retail, food and drinks, sports and hospitality sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Trevor Bettany

Autres avocats clés:

Michael Powner

Les références

‘Professional, knowledgeable, supportive.’

‘A fabulous team to work with, couldn’t recommend them highly enough.’

‘Mike Powner – highly-trusted partner, known for his thorough knowledge and wide experience of employment and sports disputes.’

Principaux clients


Ivy Collection

Brasserie Blanc



Hotel Chocolat

Goodwin Procter LLP

Parkson Mobile

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Sony PlayStation on a broad spectrum of employment law matters including advising on cross border employment law rights and protections in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Assisted Belu Water on a contract and policy review.
  • Defended Detego Ltd in a sensitive unfair dismissal, race and sex discrimination claim brought against the Company and against four directors made personally party to proceedings.

CM Murray LLP

CM Murray LLP‘s ‘outstandingClare Murray-led employment team continues to maintains a strong reputation for its handling of sensitive sexual harassment and bullying allegations on behalf of employers, enforcement of restrictive covenants, with High Court litigation being its key area of specialism. David Fisher and Merrill April are also highly recommended.

Responsables de la pratique:

Clare Murray

Autres avocats clés:

David Fisher; Merrill April

Les références

CM Murray is a unique employment law boutique.’

‘The legal skills of the team and the way they manage the matters is outstanding.’

‘They are proactive, open-minded, and always eager to find solutions to solve the most complex issues.’

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a corporate client in relation to suspected multi-jurisdictional fraud, allegedly carried out by the Shareholder, Director and Chairman in relation to a global group of wealth management companies.
  • Advised a major city law firm in relation to complex issues raised by a senior employee regarding a potential pay discrepancy in the firm’s bonus scheme.
  • Provides ongoing advice to a leading global law firm on a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious matters, including on grievance determinations, performance management and employee compensation.

Deloitte Legal

Offering multidisciplinary expertise with a global footprint, Deloitte Legal is a popular choice for corporate employers for cross-border TUPE transfers, reorganisations and restructurings. Practice head David Williams and the ‘exceptionalAndrew Lilley are its key contacts. Williams is recommended for litigation, while Lilley is the go-to for consumer industry clients, and advise involving senior executives, incentives and redundancy programmes.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Williams

Autres avocats clés:

Andrew Lilley

Les références

The team are exceptionally qualified to assist with a wide range of employment matters.’

‘Their international reach and awareness of employment law trends ensures they are equipped to partner with a growing business and provide pragmatic, business savvy employment advice across a wide range of matters.’

‘Their approach is cost effective, transparent and always focused on ensuring they provide the highest standards of customer care.’

Principaux clients

Global Luxury Travel Agency Network

Luxury Watch brand

NHS Foundation Trust

Global media company and broadcaster

Global energy trading firm

Residential and commercial property estates client

IT services and software provider

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting as the sole employment law advisor for all employment law and HR issues faced by a global energy trading firm, including defending claims of sex discrimination and victimisation with a value of c£40m.
  • Advised an insurance and reinsurance institution on a post-Brexit regulatory change project relating to the way European underwriting services are provided by the insurance market, which involved multi-disciplinary advice across a number of European jurisdictions.
  • Reviewed the employment law regimes and employee relations climates across 13 jurisdictions for a global financial services corporation.


Dentons‘ employment department utilises its global network to bring in complementary expertise across multiple jurisdictions. Focusing on contentious, transactional and advisory matters, the firm advises financial institutions and multinationals on cross-border TUPE matters and employment issues arising from corporate transactions. Global chair of the employment practice, Purvis Ghani is a key figure. Former practice head Virginia Allen left the firm in 2022 to join EY Law.

Autres avocats clés:

Purvis Ghani

Les références

What I particularly like, especially with respect to the senior partner, is that they do not give their advice in a vaccum. They make it their business to understand our business and to give thoughtful and measured advice based on the circumstances.’

‘The Dentons Employment practice provides high quality and on point commercial legal advice.’

‘The engagement is very client-focused, friendly and down-to-earth.’

Principaux clients

Mitie Group Plc

Standard Chartered Bank

Apple Inc.


Yamaha Music Europe


Trammell Crow Company

Yondr Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Mitie Group Plc on multiple claims for breach of working time, health and safety and sex discrimination raised by employees on overseas assignments.
  • Advised Global Chartered Bank in relation to the business’s new flexible working policy, which was to be introduced in over 50 countries in response to the new post-pandemic working environment.
  • Advised CBRE on the employment aspects of its $1.3 billion acquisition of a 60% stake in Turner & Townsend (T&T), a multinational consultancy and project management firm.

Howard Kennedy LLP

Jane Amphlett leads the employment team at Howard Kennedy LLP, where she is a recognised expert in discrimination, whistleblowing and harassment claims. ‘Extremely knowledgeable in her field’ of sports and transportation, Sam Murray-Hinde is the go-to counsel for employee issues in a unionised environment and in tribunals. Clients largely hail from the retail, charitable organisations, leisure, media and financial services.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jane Amphlett

Autres avocats clés:

Sam Murray-Hinde

Les références

‘Always available to be contacted.’

‘Clear and concise advice. Strength and depth.’

‘Sam Murray-Hinde is excellent. Her instructions to Counsel are concise and clear and the witness statements prepared by her always include every point that needs covering. Her trial preparation is first rate.’

Principaux clients


Condé Nast International Limited

Yorkshire Cricket Club

TriplePoint Capital

East London Bus & Coach Company Limited

South East London & Kent Bus Company Limited

Gordon Brothers International

TCI Fund Management

Ballymore Properties

Motorsport Network

Hutchison 3g UK Limited

British Gymnastics

Principaux dossiers

  • Provide regular advice to PANDORA’s HR and in-house legal team on a wide range of employment issues, including handling employment aspects of their franchising arrangements data protection and the full range of employee relations issues.
  • Advised Yorkshire Cricket Club in relation to an ongoing Employment Tribunal claim and a multitude of allegations of race discrimination which had created a major crisis at the Club.
  • Advising numerous luxury hotel brands and clients in the restaurant sector on spectrum of employment issues.

Keystone Law

With a deep bench strength of more than 50 lawyers and growing, Keystone Law‘s employment department is one of the largest in London owing to its vigorous recruitment drive, which saw the arrival of 8 new partners in 2021. Angharad Harris and Nicholas Robertson co-lead the practice, both with decades of experience across full range of employment issues for employers. Fraser Younson is an expert in TUPE, discrimination claims, European Works Councils, industrial disputes and restrictive covenants, among others. Emma Clark has niche expertise in maternity law and family-friendly rights, while the arrival of Lee McIntyre-Hamilton strengthens the practice’s expertise in global mobility and international employment tax.

Autres avocats clés:

Nicholas Robertson; Angharad Harris; Fraser Younson; Emma Clark; Lee McIntyre-Hamilton; Rob Eldridge; Marie Van Der Zyl

Les références

‘The enormous strength of Keystone Law is their unique blend of individuals who, although having individual practices clearly share their considerable experience to bring a refreshing objectivity to the presentation of their clients’ case.’

‘Angharard Harris is very accessible, straightforward and a problem solver.’

‘Clear, pragmatic advice protecting our position as employer.’

Principaux clients

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Newsells Park Stud Limited

Coach Stores Limited

Ipc Information Systems

Tokentraxx Trading Ltd

Principaux dossiers

  • Provided advice to Simmons & Simmons LLP in defending an employment Tribunal claim brought by a former partner who resides outside the UK but who was seeking to bring a claim in the English Employment Tribunal.
  • Assisting Tokentraxx Trading Ltd with the legal aspects of the set-up and launch.

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLPpragmatic’ and ‘collaborative’ duo Paul McGrath and practice head, Katie Clark are skilled in TUPE, employment status and worker classification issues, HR-related data privacy matters, complex investigations and employment litigation. The firm is a favourite with corporates from from the healthcare, financial and professional services, manufacturing, sports and TMT sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Katie Clark

Autres avocats clés:

Paul McGrath

Les références

‘A range of legal services with a particular understanding of US/UK client matters.’

‘Very collaborative and easy to work with.’

‘Paul McGrath and Katie Clark are hands on and very collaborative partners, who get into the detail rather than throwing work over their shoulder.’

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

At Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, Paul Mander leverages over 30 years’ experience in contentious and non-contentious employment and partnership matters. Recognised for his expertise in boardroom disputes, employment status issues and restrictive covenants/injunctions, he is sought after by a range of employers, from financial institutions through to e-commerce operators. Elsewhere, Andrew Haywood has a strong sports-side focus and often advises on misuse of confidential information, social media and competitive moves. Nick Humphreys is the key contact for international and maritime aspects of employment law.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Mander

Autres avocats clés:

Andrew Haywood; Nick Humphreys

Les références

‘Penningtons’ employment team is second to none.’

‘Comprehensive legal knowledge, wide-ranging experience and great practical insight.’

‘Nick Humphreys has a wealth of experience dealing with the full range of employment law issues, giving him both the legal knowledge and the practical experience to be a leader in the field.’

Principaux clients

The College of General Dentistry

Xace Limited

Farfetch Uk Limited


Ocado Central services Ltd trading as Ocado

Ikon Science


Cenkos Securities


Trayport Limited

Lanson International UK Limited t/a Lanson Champagne

Bucher Industries AG

John McAslan + Partners


Principaux dossiers

  • Continue to support a number of listed clients on day-to-day matters, employment claims and C-Suite recruitment and terminations.
  • Successfully defended an international financial services company in a claim of unfair dismissal and discrimination, achieving a Strike Out of the claim.
  • Advised a major international leisure travel company in relation to its resumption of operations in the UK, including the introduction of policies limiting guests and staff to those who are Covid-vaccinated.


Chris Perkins co-leads PwC LLP’s global employment law team where he is known for his international expertise, ranging from employment aspects of start-ups, through day-to-day compliance requirements and HR documentation. Ed Stacey is the lead expert on inclusion and diversity matters, gender pay reviews, equal pay audits, partner investigations and associated litigation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Chris Perkins

Autres avocats clés:

Ed Stacey

Principaux clients


British Airways


John Lewis Partnership

The Pensions Regulator

Bourne Leisure Limited


Halfords Limited

Locala Community Partnership

Principaux dossiers

  • Advisor to the Pensions Regulator, providing day-to-day HR and employment law advice, training and tribunal litigation support.

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Jo Keddie leads the employment department at Winckworth Sherwood LLP, where she is a highly experienced counsel in High Court and tribunals and is equally skilled in non-contentious and HR advisory matters. She is recommended for complex and sensitive investigations, particularly in relation to organisations and individuals who are subject to regulation in the legal, accountancy and financial sectors. Andrea London and Blair Adams are the other key figures.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jo Keddie

Autres avocats clés:

Andrea London; Blair Adams

Les références

‘Andrea London always provides exceptional advice from a commercial angle. Probably the best relationship I have had with an employment lawyer in my career.’

‘Lovely firm to work with.’

‘The firm has a very good employment practice, all of whom are very client friendly and hard working and are able to deal with some really tricky specialist issues.’

Principaux clients

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Mountview Estates P.L.C.

The Financial Conduct Authority

Reliance Bank

R Raphael & Sons plc

Vistra Group

AEG Europe

Edwards Limited

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter takes a niche focus and primarily advises on employment issues impacting the healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. It reports an uptick in pan-European instructions and global projects, particularly in relation to cross-border employment privacy compliance. The firm also handles internal investigations, whistle-blowing and overlapping regulatory issues. ‘OutstandingHenry Clinton-Davis is the practice head.

Responsables de la pratique:

Henry Clinton-Davis

Les références

‘An international firm with a broad coverage across all legal disciplines. The partners and practitioners are all professional, responsive and excellent at what they do.’

‘They are diverse in terms of background and gender – which is good to see and says something about the values of the firm.’

‘Henry Clinton-Davis is an outstanding employment lawyer. He is deeply knowledgeable about employment law and practical in its application in a business setting.’

Principaux clients

Roche Diagnostics Limited

Roche Diabetes Care Limited

Wheels Up

TELUS International




Skillsoft UK Limited

Argenta Syndicate Management


BDB Pitmans

BDB Pitmans specialises in employment advice in relation to business structuring and transactions, with cross-border restructuring, workplace contracts and advice on industrial relations being core areas of work. Practice head Brian Gegg is a recommended counsel for all manner of HR support, particularly in the real estate, transport and IT sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Brian Gegg

Les références

‘The team are very pleasant and are also available no matter the time.’

‘They go above and beyond!’

‘This practice gives a client outstanding personal attention and an excellent professional advice.’

Principaux clients

Harwood Capital LLP

Smurfit Kappa UK Limited

Jones Lang La Salle (JLL)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


The Doctors Laboratory

Tony’s Chocolonely Ltd

Colliers International

Mapeley Group / Salisbury Workplace Ltd

London General Transport Services (Go-Ahead Buses)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised SITA Inc UK on critical and high value HR matters, a significant restructure of working practices across the UK, shift issues relating to furlough, and confidentiality protections across the business.
  • Advised Go-Ahead London in on-going employment tribunals claims.

Bevan Brittan LLP

Specialising in servicing the health, social-care and public services markets, Bevan Brittan LLP holds a strong client roster comprised of NHS Trusts, local government bodies, higher education establishment and private sector employers. Jodie Sinclair leads the team and is assisted by the ‘exceptional‘ Alastair Currie.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jodie Sinclair

Autres avocats clés:

Alastair Currie

Les références

‘The team have a great deal of experience in employment matters relating to doctors, which is a complex area and I have not come across anyone else who has such a comprehensive understanding.’

‘Alastair Currie is exceptional. Really thoughtful, knowledgeable, practical and responsive.’

‘The team are ably led by Jodie Sinclair. I am always confident that Jodie will have grip on a case and set out clearly the options available to me.’

Principaux clients

Barts Health NHS Trust

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

St Georges Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust,

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Solent NHS Trust

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Huntercombe Group

King Edwards VII Hospital

Circle Healthcare

Healthcare at Home

Holmes Care Group

Virgin Healthcare

Bromley Healthcare CIC

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised St George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust on the adoption of a group leadership model.
  • Advised Clece Care Services on the workforce implications of the pandemic, and assisted with the implementation of hybrid working models across their corporate services.
  • Advised the Royal United Bath NHS Foundation Trust on the acquisition of the Circle Bath hospital, a formerly independent hospital run by Circle Healthcare which provides care for both private and NHS patients.

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP's name partner Gareth Brahams leads a group of ‘technically highly skilled lawyers with emotional intelligence and strategic nous'. Continuing to focus on the regulated financial services and insurance sectors, the group routinely handle matters at the intersection of employment and regulatory law, such as Solvency II, the Remuneration Code, and on Solicitors Regulation Authority implications in respect of sexual harassment. It is also recognised for its capabilities in employment litigation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Gareth Brahams

Les références

‘BDBF’s practice for employers is increasing wide-ranging and astute.’

‘Their historical experience of acting for individuals sets them apart from many employer-only firms.’

‘The are an efficient, responsive and resourceful team.’

Burges Salmon LLP

Burges Salmon LLP continues to assist major blue-chip international and FTSE-100 companies in their UK employment matters, and is noted for its litigious capabilities as well as handling cross-border restructuring and redundancy exercises. Clients hail from the financial services, defence, transport, retail, healthcare, energy and the public sector. Key figures Adrian Martin and Chris Seaton divide their time between the London and Bristol offices.

Responsables de la pratique:

Adrian Martin

Autres avocats clés:

Chris Seaton; Luke Bowery

Les références

‘The employment team at Burges Salmon that I deal with always provide exceptional and very practical advice. They are exceptionally responsive to requests for help, and have have managed some extremely complex cases that I’ve had to deal with over the years. The team members have their own strengths which is a real asset in being able to work the cases and issues that come in which need to be dealt with.’

‘The Burges Salmon employment team have an enviable, diverse and heavyweight client list and are trusted to handle some of the most sensitive and complex employment disputes around. Their approach of partnering closely with business provides real value add. They are not afraid to point out weaknesses to clients, while providing proactive ways to address and remedy challenging situations.’

‘Very commercially aware and interested in getting the correct legal analysis when dealing with practical problems.’

Principaux clients

Babcock International Group plc

Thomson Reuters

BAE Systems plc

John Lewis Partnership

FirstGroup plc

Bank of Ireland

The Crown Estate

PGA European Tour


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised global insurer MAPFRE Asistencia on the employment aspects of the sale of its subsidiary, the UK travel insurance business InsureandGo to AllClear Travel Insurance.
  • Continue to successfully defend John Lewis Partnership across a wide range of Employment Tribunal claims, spanning unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and discrimination.
  • Advising BAE Systems on a full range of employment and HR issues.

Fladgate LLP

Fladgate LLP is a solid choice for employment related issues relating to corporate transactions, with demonstratable depth of expertise in outsourcing and TUPE regulations. Practice head Taj Rehal is assisted by partner Mike Tremeer in handling the full breadth of matters, from multinational re-organisations through to complex litigation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Taj Rehal

Autres avocats clés:

Mike Tremeer

Les références

‘Fladgate are unique in their ability respond quickly and with domain depth in their areas of expertise.’

‘Their advice pulls upon their multi-faceted team of partners and associates.’

‘Combined with a very approachable corporate culture, strong interpersonal and social skills, their advice and representation is top-tier.’

Principaux clients

Zouk Capital LLP

Eren Paper

Principaux dossiers

  • Continue to advise Zouk Capital LLP on employment matters in relation to several corporate transactions.
  • Advised Eren Paper on the successful acquisition of Shotton Paper Mill in North Wales.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Owing to its international presence, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher routinely acts for UK, Middle-East and US based corporates on their cross-border corporate transactions, restructurings, collective representation and data privacy. The firm is also well equipped to represent clients in high value employment disputes, particularly in relation to team moves and restrictive covenants. James Cox is the lead partner.

Responsables de la pratique:

James Cox

Les références

‘The GDC Employer Team is very knowledgeable, capable, proactive and deliver all projects in a timely manner’

‘James Cox and his team have been very supportive.’

‘Great team, bundles of experience.’

Principaux clients

AT&T Inc.









Platinum Equity

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised telecommunications company AT&T on the UK employment aspects of its $1.4 billion sale of Warner Bros. Games’ Playdemic, Ltd., the mobile games studio responsible for Golf Clash, to Electronic Arts.
  • Advised Trustpilot, a leading global review platform, on employment aspects in connection with its IPO and London listing.
  • Provided employment advise to L Catterton, Wittington Investments and Sweaty Betty in the $410 million sale of Sweaty Betty, a global fitness, activewear, and lifestyle brand.

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

At Harbottle & Lewis LLP, Marian Derham is well known for advising clients in the entertainment, theatre, music, fashion and the creative arts. Howard Hymanson leads the contentious side of the practice, often acting in novel claims at the crossroads of employment and personal injury law. He also has experience in defending claims of workplace bullying and stress, often in the professional services sector. Yvonne Gallagher is the key figure for board disputes and corporate transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Yvonne Gallagher; Howard Hymanson

Autres avocats clés:

Marian Derham

Les références

‘Very responsive; very good understanding of industry and commercial factors; clear practical advice.’

‘Marian Derham provides clear, commercial and very good advice across a range of employment issues and I have been able to rely on her to guide us through a number of complex and time sensitive matters. She is also very responsive and a pleasure to work with.’

‘What makes Harbottles so right for us as a company is their human focus and pragmatism.’

Principaux clients

YKK Fastening Products Group

Taj International Hotels

NFU Mutual Insurance Society


Society of London Theatre

Wolford UK

GP & J Baker

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Nimax Theatres

ASL Airlines

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Team England Players partnership on various employment matters relating to COVID-19.
  • Continue to advise Crossroads Live Limited (world leading producer of large scale theatre productions) on their employment, HR and immigration related needs.
  • Advised a large and well-known brand in the hospitality sector on its contractual arrangements and policies with employees.


Focusing on the insurance and transportation sectors, Kennedys' lead lawyer Matthew Leake demonstrates expertise supporting clients in day-to-day HR matters and in reorganisations, redundancies and drafting employment-related contracts. The firm has a niche acting for unionised employers and litigating in respect of industrial action disputes and other trade union related law.

Responsables de la pratique:

Matthew Leake

Les références

‘Matthew Leake always stands out as an exceptional employment lawyer who has great judgment which is rare and someone who is very personable.’

‘Matthew Leake is the key individual I have worked with on a regular basis for some years. He is incredibly client-focused and has excellent commercial and legal judgment.’

‘They just know how to get results which is largely what it is all about.’

Principaux clients





Stagecoach Group

First Group

Abellio Group

Virgin Trains Group

Freightliner Group

USI Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully represented East Midlands Railway in a widely reported case before the EAT where it found that a quantum meruit claim for work done outside of the scope of an employee’s contract of employment could not be pursued as an unlawful deduction from wages claim.
  • Assisting Stagecoach with the impact of furlough and other Covid-related arrangements over a number of different operating companies at a variety of locations, with various different terms and conditions and collective bargaining arrangements in place.
  • Acting on behalf of global insurers AIG, RSA, Chubb and Travelers in the defence of Employment Practices Liability claims brought against various employers covered by insurance.

Memery Crystal (part of RBG Legal Services)

Following acquisition by RBH Holdings in 2021, Memery Crystal (part of RBG Legal Services) fields the transactional and employment advisory expertise of Stephen Ravenscroft, with the disputes capabilities of sister-firm Rosenblatt. The group has also added two partners, Sarah Glockler and Michelle Chance, to enhance its non-contentious HR offering, including disciplinary and grievance matters, and its growing financial services and US based client roster.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Ravenscroft

Autres avocats clés:

Sarah Glockler; Michele Chance

Les références

‘Stephen Ravenscroft is technically excellent, very responsive and great at finding a balance between technical issues and commercial pragmatism.’

‘Very practical lawyers who are able to provide practical ready to use advice.’

‘Always meet deadlines – even when extremely short.’

Principaux clients


Young Living

ToughBuilt Industries

Nitro Software

Sterling EMEA

Ashtrom Properties

Aramco Overseas Company


J O Hambro Capital Management

Gresham House

Atlas Air



Tungsten Corporation


Chariot Oil & Gas

Paced Group


Atlas Air

Ridgeway Partners

Oakmont Construction

Trish McEvoy


Afentra (formerly Sterling Energy)

Smartspace Software

Delta Fitness


Dandi Living/York House Trading


Bangkok Bank

Unity Five

Broadcast Revolution

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the European business of Saudi Aramco, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, in relation to a range of employment matters.
  • Advising the EMEA business of Sterling, a  leader in background and identity services, on a wide variety of HR matters including in a number of European and Asia-Pacific jurisdictions.
  • Advising on the employment aspects of the acquisition by Mediobanca’s UK business Cairn Capital of Bybrook Capital.

Paul Hastings LLP

Suzanne Horne leads Paul Hastings LLP's full-service employment department where she is lauded as an ‘excellent technical expert and litigation strategist’. The firm also demonstrates capabilities advising on multi-jurisdictional employee transitions, restructures, transactional work and HR counselling.

Responsables de la pratique:

Suzanne Horne

Les références

‘The team at Paul Hastings is small but top quality.’

‘Led by the talented Suzanne Horne it covers all the key areas of employment law a commercial business needs. Suzanne and the firm are highly regarded for its diversity work.’

‘They think outside the box to deliver pragmatic solutions to complex and challenging matters.’

Principaux clients

AIG Inc., AIG Financial Products Corp. and AIG Management France, S.A.

Chevron Products (UK) Limited

De Vere Hotels

McAfee Enterprise (Musarubra US LLC)



The Bank of London

Philip Morris International

Booz Allen Hamilton

Masimo Corporation

World Vision International

Moody’s Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully defended AIG and two of its subsidiaries against claims that deferred compensation accounts of bankers in London were improperly reduced and should have been restored notwithstanding massive losses that were sustained by an AIG subsidiary as a result of the financial crisis in 2008.
  • Assisted Chevron Products (UK) Limited on a number of key projects for its EMEA business during the pandemic, which included health and wellbeing initiative being rolled out across the EU.
  • Assisted De Vere Hotels with the restructure of its business as a result of the lockdown restrictions.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Demonstrating ‘strength in depth’ Trowers & Hamlins LLP‘ practice is led by Emma Burrows who leads on business transformations, TUPE, inclusivity measures and managing senior staff exits and board disputes. Nicola Ihnatowicz is another key partner advising on sustainable workforces and providing HR support.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emma Burrows

Autres avocats clés:

Nicola Ihnatowicz

Les références

‘There is strength in depth. When the excellent lawyer that was advising me had to take an unavoidable leave of absence another partner stepped in who was also excellent.’

‘They are extremely knowledgeable, reliable and efficient.’

‘They are friendly; not at all stuffy, with a sense of humour.’

Principaux clients

Clarion Housing Group

Save the Children UK

Currie & Brown International Limited

The Disabilities Trust

Numerical Algorithms Group

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP

Southwark Council

English Heritage Trust

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Save the Children on a sensitive and strategic matter affecting the internationally renowned charity.
  • Advised a large number of employers operating in the social care sector on the implementation and subsequently abandoned regulations requiring compulsory vaccination against COVID.
  • Acted for Inflexion LLP and a range of their portfolio companies on matters of strategic importance and significant value.

Wallace LLP

Wallace LLP continues to be a sought after counsel for employers in discrimination and whistleblowing litigation. The firm is also known for its niche representing household names in the hospitality/leisure and commercial real estate sectors. Joining in April 2022, former Hill Dickinson LLP partner James Williams grew the client base to include names in the education, financial services, advertising and tech sectors. He is also one of a handful of specialist maritime employment lawyers. Daniel Isaac leads the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Daniel Isaac

Autres avocats clés:

James Williams

Les références

‘Daniel and team are exceptional business partners who are expert in their field, work sensitively and with empathy.’

‘Its and absolute pleasure to work with Wallace LLP employment team.’

‘They are very prompt with their response, they listen to our individual needs and support us accordingly.’

Principaux clients

Metrus Limited

TradingView UK Limited

Hilton Community Services Limited


Henry Schein UK Holding Ltd

Software of Excellence

The Feed Group

Intratone UK Ltd

Saffron Brand Consultants Ltd

Equiteq Advisors Ltd

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Hilton Community Services Limited on the implications of the controversial vaccination as a condition of deployment regulations.
  • Advising TradingView on all manner of employment matters that arise during the lifecycle of a business and the nuances of English employment law.
  • Advised Gerald Edelman and Gerald Edelman LLP on the restructuring of their business.

Wedlake Bell LLP

Wedlake Bell LLP fields a ‘competent, practical team with talent distributed fully throughout’. Led by Adam Grant, the practice has developed a niche representing financial services companies with extensive capabilities supporting on global corporate transactions, business reorganisations and litigation. Grant also has a keen following among household names in the hospitality and creative arts sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Adam Grant

Les références

‘The team makes the difference, their knowledge, reactivity and availability are always 100%.’

‘Adam Grant and his team are excellent. His advice is always spot on and he steers us through any issues we may have with sensitivity and clarity.’

‘A competent, practical team, with talent distributed fully throughout the team.’

Principaux clients

Fuller, Smith & Turner

TRAD Group

TriSpan Rising Stars GP Limited

The Relais Cooden Beach Holding Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising TriSpan Rising Stars GP Limited on the employment aspects of a significant majority stake in the Vietnamese restaurant group, Pho.
  • Advising a global recruitment business on the legal and practical employment and date protection challenges posed by clients requiring candidates to be vaccinated against COVID.
  • Providing multi-jurisdictional advice to Kroll Advisory on return to office policies, vaccinations and related rules.

White & Case LLP

Nicholas Greenacre heads the EMEA employment, compensation and benefits team at White & Case LLP focusing on corporate transactions, reorganisations and the establishment of management incentive plans in a private equity context. Helen Joseph is the lead lawyer for cross-border employment exercises and restructuring, outsourcing and HR issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nicholas Greenacre

Autres avocats clés:

Helen Joseph

Les références

‘The quality of the partners with whom I work distinguishes the team.’

‘They are excellent.’

‘Nicholas Greenacre and Helen Joseph are superb lawyers who quietly reassure as to the resolution of an issue in an efficient, soft manner, showcasing both their knowledge and their professionalism.’

Principaux clients

Neighbourly Brands Limited

Kobalt Ltd.



Neste Oyj

EIG Global Energy Partners



Kentech Corporate Holdings

DP World

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised on employment issues of Neighbourly Brands’ acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Pimlico Group Limited and Sail Street Holdings.
  • Advised Faurecia, on employment aspects in connection to the sale of its Acoustics and Soft Trim (AST) division to the Adler Pelzer Group.
  • Advised Softbank Vision Fund on its US$130m investment in the Series B round of Envelop Risk Analytics Limited’s $130m Series B round at a pre-money valuation of $330m.

Withers LLP

Leading the employment practice at Withers LLP, Meriel Schindler is a trusted counsel to household name charities, financial services businesses and fashion/luxury brands, advising on a range of matters, from contract negotiations to sensitive investigations and disputes. Other key partners Claire Christy and Hugh More are are particularly active in partnership disputes and day-to day support on matters arising out of the pandemic.

Responsables de la pratique:

Meriel Schindler

Autres avocats clés:

Claire Christy; Huge More

Les références

‘Very knowledgeable as you would expect, but practical and focused on the best commercial outcome for their client.’

‘Claire Christy is outstanding: calm, measured, commercial, always looking to the desired outcome.’

‘Incredible strength and depth at all levels of the team, and highly experienced.’

Principaux clients


REDD Intelligence Ltd

Galileo Global Education

Aston Martin Racing Cognizant (formerly Racing Point UK Limited)

Guide Dogs

Winton Capital Management Limited/ Winton Group

Edward James Foundation

Octo SpA


Principaux dossiers

  • Provided employment advice on TUPE and Covid-dispersed employees, amongst others to NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations).
  • Continue to work with Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team on a diverse range of sensitive, high-profile and technically demanding employment matters.
  • Advised Galileo Global Education on the acquisition this year of Liverpool Media Academy.

Bellevue Law

Bellevue Law is a boutique practice with a focus on servicing tech companies, professional service business and start-ups in all manner of employment and HR issues; from preparing contracts and policies, through to investigations, negotiated exits and employment disputes. Florence Brocklesby heads the practice, which also includes senior consultant Rachel Clementson.

Responsables de la pratique:

Florence Brocklesby

Autres avocats clés:

Rachel Clementson

Les références

‘Florence Brocklesby has been a  great support to and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She has kept us safe. We are truly grateful for the support she gives us.’

‘Florence Brocklesby has deep knowledge and a practical approach in advising on all employment law.’

‘Florence is exceptional – A pleasure to deal with: positive, responsive, practical.’

Bristows LLP

Bristows LLP expanded its international employment and global mobility expertise with the arrival of practice head Gareth Wadley (from Gateley Legal) together with of counsel Lizzie Field in late 2021. The team, which also includes of counsel Justin Costley, works alongside its corporate department to lend its complementary expertise in TUPE and employment related aspects of large outsourcing projects.

Responsables de la pratique:

Gareth Wadley

Autres avocats clés:

Lizzie Field; Justin Costley

Les références

‘Informed, pragmatic advice based on quick and effective resolution rather than prolonged attack or defence and tribunals.’

‘Justin Costley aims to achieve simple, practical solutions that enable both business and employee to move forward. He’s communicative but keeps to the point and there has never been any sense that things are being done for the sake of it or for additional billing.’

Principaux clients

Capgemini UK plc

Genomics England Limited



Blue Diamond

Flexera Software Limited

OMass Therapeutics Limited

Optal Financial Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised WPP on the employment aspects arising from its acquisition of Satalia.
  • Advise Baringa Partners on all of its local and international employment matters and its global expansion plans.
  • Advised Cashplus on all of the employment and HR issues and considerations arising from its banking licence approval and application of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime.

Cooley (UK) LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP's employment expertise ranges from complex corporate transactions to reputational risk issues and other litigation, as well as employee data protection issues - a niche specialty of the practice. The firm is also active on global corporate transactions and restructuring exercises, owing to its global presence. Ann Bevitt is the key partner.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ann Bevitt

Les références

‘Cooley offers very practical advice.’

‘The level of responsiveness and the implied care resulting from the immediacy of the response creates a sense of importance that’s reassuring and valuable.’

‘The smooth connectivity between the different members of the team and the strong client service culture that underpins their collaborative approach means that there is never a sense of being passed off between individuals.’

Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris demonstrates strengths advising multinationals, SME’s and start-ups on organised labour and trade disputes. To complement its contentious practice, the team led by Nic Hart also supports clients with TUPE transfers, large-scale reorganisations, contract drafting and executive dismissals.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nic Hart

Autres avocats clés:

Alice Head

Les références

‘We have dealt with Nic Hart for a number of years and followed him when he changed practices. He is very knowledgeable in his field and when asking for advice he will tell you exactly how it is and the risks involved.’

‘I have built a good relationship with Nic Hart. He has time for you as a person and will message you on a personal level for example if you have a birthday which is a really nice touch as he is not all about the fees and goes out of his way to build that relationship.’

‘Extremely responsive, pro-active and creative. Knowledgeable in employment law and practical.’

Edwin Coe LLP

Edwin Coe LLP has a longstanding track record working with clients in financial services, engineering, charities and TMT sectors. Extending its contentious and non-contentious offering the group added Clare Gilroy-Scott and Alexandra Bonner from David Bigmore & Co in Association with Goodman Derrick LLP, both with experience acting across the whole employment law spectrum. Practice head Linky Trott 'combines excellent professional skills with a client service approach’. Ruth Hickling and Emma Sangeelee are the other key contacts.

Responsables de la pratique:

Linky Trott

Autres avocats clés:

Clare Gilroy-Scott; Alexandra Bonner; Ruth Hickling; Emma Sangeelee

Les références

‘Head of employment, Linky Trott is fantastic to work with. She has a vast knowledge of employment law, is highly intelligent and I have never found her flummoxed by anything.’

‘Linky Trott is a clear communicator who shows commercial flexibility with an understanding of detail.’

‘Very experienced battle hardened practitioners who deliver provide good pragmatic advice.’

Principaux clients

Chubb Fire & Security Ltd and Chubb (NI) Ltd

Otis Ltd

Choice International Limited and Choice Forex Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Choice International and Choice Forex in dispute with former employee terminated summarily for alleged mismanagement of accounting records and theft.

Excello Law

Boasting an eight-partner employment team, Excello Law is experienced in drafting documentation, defending tribunal claims, High Court injunction proceedings, restructuring and redundancies, investigations disciplinaries and grievances. The firm also receives a significant amount of instructions on employment aspects of corporate transactions. David Greenhalgh and Hina Belitz are the key contacts.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Greenhalgh; Hina Belitz

Les références

‘Excello Law is an excellent practice – their employers’ side employment litigation team is incredibly professional and exceedingly competent.’

‘In contrast to many other employment litigation departments at similar firms, Excello’s work is always exemplary and makes acting for their clients very easy.’

‘Hina Belitz and her team are consistently really strong performers. They have excellent work and it is clear that clients receive really good service.’

Principaux clients

Aquis Exchange plc


Buck Consulting


Maddox Capital


Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised employer client on TUPE aspects of its tender bid application in taking over contract from existing provider and to what extent it could avoid inheriting staff under TUPE.
  • Advised financial services employer on appointment on board of non-executive directors under the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules.
  • Defending a company and two directors in a fiercely run employment tribunal claim for maternity discrimination brought by a highly contentious employee.

Ince & Co

Ince & Co is instructed by pharmaceutical, retail, tech, media and entertainment sector clients on cross-jurisdictional employment law and HR advisory. Litigator Martin Pratt is particularly active in claims involving whistleblowing, discrimination and bonus claims.

Responsables de la pratique:

Martin Pratt

Principaux clients

Ryman Ltd

MG Motor UK Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Ryman Limited in a Tribunal claim brought against it by a former employee (who was acting as a litigant in person) for harassment and discrimination.
  • Represented MG Motor UK in an unfair dismissal tribunal claim made by one of the salesmen regarding unfair selection for redundancy.

Irwin Mitchell

A favourite among German-speaking and US-based employers, Irwin Mitchell is known for its developing education employment practice, and its expertise in the financial services, insurance and technology markets. Dual qualified head of practice Sybille Steiner is qualified to advise on employment issues under English and German law.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sybille Steiner

Les références

‘Impressive advice received from Irwin Mitchell.’

‘Always informing and taking the best approach in the best interest of the client.’

‘Wonderful experience. Very professional and always at the entire disposal of the client.’

Principaux clients

Association of Colleges

Ruby Hotels

The Economist

Klingel Group

Diesel Technic UK & Ireland

Looping Group International

Gatwick Airport

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising German headquartered, Ruby Hotels in relation to all of its day-to-day employment matters.
  • Advising Looping Group International in relation to employment matters.
  • Sole legal provider of employment law support to the Association of Colleges (AoC) until 2022 – provide a dedicated advisory service for over 300 AoC member colleges across the UK.

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP is particularly recommended for cross-border employment projects, namely recruitment, Brexit-related exercises and investigations. Its lead partner Jules Quinn often works with in-house counsel of U.S and foreign multinationals on employee transfers, and the restructuring of European workforces.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jules Quinn

Principaux clients


AEW Europe LLP

Envirogen Group

Bank of East Asia

Coloplast Corporation

Cambria Automobiles plc

S&P Global

Sumi Agro Europe Ltd

The Utmost Group


Eddie Stobart Logistics Limited

NexantECA Ltd


Quintain Limited

Toronto Dominion Securities

Hurst Point Group

iland Internet Solutions Corporation

United Rentals, Inc.

Amryt Pharma Plc

Xerox Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Continue to advise Mastercard on contractual terms including post termination restrictions on entry and exit, senior level termination strategies and drafting internal handbooks and policies.
  • Acting for Vocalink Limited in relation to a former employee’s discrimination clam in the Employment Tribunal.
  • Provided advice to Utmost Group of Companies, a market leader in the UK and the international insurance industry, on employment aspects in connection to its acquisition of Quilter International from Quilter PLC.

Morrison Foerster

Covering contentious, transactional and advisory work, Morrison Foerster has seen a growth in instructions in Covid-related employment advisory, outsourcing and in cases involving restraint of trade and protection of business interests. Managing partner Annabel Gillham specialises in cross-border issues, employee data protection and data crisis management and regulatory investigations.

Responsables de la pratique:

Annabel Gillham

Autres avocats clés:

Oliver Spratt

Les références

‘Mofo is top for employment law globally.’

‘Extremely happy with the service and could not speak more highly.’

‘The advice is always spot-on, from the mundane to the most highly technical and sensitive cases.’

Principaux clients


Sage Automotive Interiors

CellPoint Digital


GLP Pte. Ltd.

Doxim Striata Ltd.

Alpine Investors


Mirastar Real Estate Investment Limited



Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully acted pro bono for the respondents in the Supreme Court matter of Shannon (Appellant) v Rampersad and another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home) (Respondents), which is the leading authority regarding the application of the National Minimum Wage legislation to employees who are permitted to sleep while at work.
  • Advised Axalta on the employment aspects of its acquisition of the U-POL group, a private equity-controlled refinish coating business, and its global workforce.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP regularly works alongside its US offices to support multinationals in the tech, energy, infrastructure and financial services on multijurisdictional corporate transactions and restructuring exercises. ‘Tactically astute and superb with clients’ Nicola Whiteley leverages 25 years’ experience in disputes, TUPE, personnel moves and regulatory issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nicola Whiteley

Les références

‘Strong technical expertise in employment law – pragmatic, commercial, attentive to clients’ needs.’

‘Nicola Whiteley is highly experienced and knowledgeable, responsive, pragmatic and commercial. Will give strong direction when needed; but can be flexible. Highly recommend.’

‘Nicola Whiteley is superb.’

Principaux clients



Warburg Pincus

Trident Energy

ADM Investor Services International



Sabre Corporation

Cisco International

Ørsted Onshore A/S

Workday Inc.

Aptean, Inc.

Kognitiv Corporation

Lilium GmbH


Cambridge Glycoscience

One Media IP Group plc

Hudson RPO Limited

Metal NRG

Pitney Bowes

Greycroft Capital

Datto, Inc.

Busuu Online S.L.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Kognitiv Corporation on employment law aspects of the sale of its Intelligent Shopper Solutions (ISS) business to IRI.
  • Advising Shopify on employment law aspects of its acquihire via asset purchase agreement of UK-based Patchstack (t/a Eporta).
  • Advised Workday Inc. on the employment considerations in relation to the UK workforce following the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of various companies specialising in HR software and platforms, including Peakon and VNDLY Inc.

Vedder Price

Known for its ‘excellent commercial approach and more than just a safe pair of hands’, Vedder Price‘s team is led by Jonathan Maude who has a wealth of experience across the full spectrum of employment law-related issues. Core areas of instructions include confidentiality/restraint disputes, data privacy, business reorganisations and transfer issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jonathan Maude

Les références

‘The team has an exceptional and high-quality level of expertise.’

‘Very quick turnarounds and quickly grasp highly complex matters quickly and can communicate with clients in an easy and understandable manner.’

‘Excellent commercial approach and more than just a safe pair of hands.’

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Known in the market for its specialisation in the maritime, transportation, infrastructure and energy sectors, Watson Farley & Williams LLP combines full service capabilities with an international reach. Devan Khagram leads a busy maritime/shipping employment practice, advising on vaccination of seafarers, cross-border redundancies, repatriation and collective bargaining agreements. Anna Robinson is the go-to lawyer for aviation, financial services, gambling and retail clients, and is recommended for discrimination claims.

Responsables de la pratique:

Devan Khagram; Anna Robinson

Les références

‘WF&W’s team is very knowledgeable in the field of employment law, but also in labour immigration and maritime employment.’

‘Their services are of a very high service level and with a very short response time and the people are very friendly.’

‘The diversity within the firm seems to be good.’

Principaux clients

Tufton Investment Management Limited

Frasers Management (UK) Limited

Golar Management Limited

Euronext London Limited

Advance Energy plc

Fletcher Group

Make Real Ltd

PGS Exploration (UK) Ltd

JX Nippon Exploration and Production (UK) Limited (name change imminent)

Holland America Group/Princess Cruises (part of the Carnival Corporation)