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Brachers LLP

Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 2The SouthUK 2021 View ranking table

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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

Sources say: "They are professional, with a clear determination to provide exemplary service."

Work highlights

Advised Hadlow College on the departure of its Principal and Deputy Principal after the college became the first in the country to go through the new higher education insolvency procedures.

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.
"She understands the business goal and is able to effectively translate law for all to understand." "She is responsive, thoughtful and knowledgeable."

Colin Smith advises clients on organisational restructuring and senior executive exits. He also handles employment disputes including discrimination and unfair dismissal claims.
"He is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with. His no-nonsense and pragmatic approach enables sometimes complicated matters to be understood, with associated risks, quickly and easily."

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The South

Employment


Catherine Daw
Band 2
Colin Smith
Band 4