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Averta Employment Lawyers

Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 1MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Claimant-orientated firm that advises employees from both the private and public sectors across the whole spectrum of employment issues. Particular strengths include assisting with tribunal claims and settlement agreements. Continues to advise on restrictive covenant disputes, as well as harassment and discrimination claims. Particulary adept at handling and negotiating exit strategies for senior executives. Also advises on pensions issues, whistle-blowing claims and redundancies.

Strengths

A source notes: "As a firm they stand out as providing an excellent service for senior individuals on the employee side."

Another source comments: "They are one of the go-tos for senior executive work. They have high-quality lawyers and they are very good."

Other interviewees say: "They do a stellar job - they are a pre-eminent firm."

Notable practitioners

Alan Jones advises executive-level employees on a full suite of matters including discrimination, wrongful termination and breach of contract claims. He is particularly skilled at negotiating termination packages.
"He is an excellent negotiator and he is willing to take a stand on issues while also being pragmatic." "He is very commercial and pragmatic. He gets deals done quickly and negotiates hard for his clients."

David Sykes has developed a broad practice representing employees across the full spectrum of employment law. He acts for individuals facing redundancy, handles whistle-blowing claims and advises senior executives on contract negotiations.
"He has good experience in litigation and will fight with conviction for his client." "He is calm and reflective."

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Midlands

Employment: Employee


Alan Jones
Band 1
David Sykes
Band 2