Brachers LLP

Employment Department

The South
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What the team is known for Respected Kent-based firm acting primarily for employers and corporate clients in the healthcare, tourism and construction sectors. Offers expertise in the full range of employment matters, including high-profile litigation, training for employers and non-contentious advisory work, covering areas such as TUPE and restrictive covenants. Also proficient in data protection law and GDPR, with a growing practice in the technology sector.

Strengths A client appreciates the team's advice, describing it as "not only accurate and mindful of the most recent developments in the law, but also commercially pragmatic in terms of risk balanced against expenditure."

Another interviewee is "impressed by the quality of advice given and the level of customer service," also noting its "fantastic service tailored to the client's needs."

Work highlights Acted for an NHS trust on a sex and disability discrimination claim brought by a social worker.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Daw is noted for her expertise advising clients in the healthcare sector on complex employment issues. She focuses her practice on workforce planning, restructuring, disciplinary actions and tribunal claims. A client describes Daw as "an exceptional lawyer who is extremely responsive and always delivers the required outcome."

Colin Smith focuses his practice on organisational restructuring and senior executive exits. A client reports: "Colin has grasped the exact requirements of our business within our industry sector and gives sound and balanced advice considering all of the impacting circumstances."