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Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP

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What the team is known for

Renowned boutique employment law firm that represents senior executives and individuals from financial service groups in all manner of disputes and issues. Also acts for doctors, lawyers and consultants. Significant experience of handling high-profile cases, with expertise in restrictive covenants and severance issues as well as in relation to whistle-blowing and sex, disability and race-based discrimination claims.

Strengths

Commentators note: "They are incredibly committed to their clients and they give them robust and clear advice that is focused on getting the best result."

Sources report: "They are client-centric and they were flexible in the face of constraints imposed by the pandemic."

Clients appreciate that the firm offers a "fantastic service that is very attentive and client-focused."

Work highlights

Acted for Jonathan Millet, a former senior executive at Queensgate Investments, in a whistle-blowing and discrimination claim.

Notable practitioners

Claire Dawson brings to the firm her experience acting for senior executive and other private individuals on complex matters including sex, race and age discrimination and unfair dismissal.
"I find her to be outstanding - she gives trusted counsel and has a solutions-driven approach." "She is a very reassuring person to have on your case."

Clare Taylor is making a name for herself when advising on employment disputes. She has notable capabilities representing senior executives in discrimination cases.
"She has an outstanding work ethic, she is responsive, she has seemingly limitless reserves of patience and she exhibits sensitivity to the impact of challenging litigation on her clients." "She has years of experience under herbelt, she is very impressive in cases with a mental health element and she is very good with clients."

Emily Plosker 's practice sees her advise senior individuals on their employment agreements and their disputes with their employers.
"Emily Plosker is extremely conscientious, she is organised and she really cares about her clients." "She is outstanding - she has first-rate knowledge of the law and she has very good client care skills."

Gareth Brahams is the managing partner of BDBF. He is noted for his expertise acting for senior-level employees in significant disputes and is well versed in matters involving whistle-blowing and claims of discrimination and harassment.
"He is very strategic and he understands the human dynamic behind cases." "He does not give up and he will strive to get the result for his client." "He is a terrific litigator, he's seen it all and done it all, and he's tactically very sound."

Nick Wilcox is frequently called upon to advise C-suite executives and other high-profile employees on the full range of employment disputes. He is noted for his experience in cases heard before higher courts.
"He is technically astute, conscientious and pragmatic." "He is very well prepared, he is not intimidated by facing up to large corporates, he is a tough litigator and he looks to take on interesting points of law."

Paula Chan regularly acts for high-level City employees in Employment Tribunal and High Court proceedings, as well as on non-contentious matters. She is sought after for her knowledge of the employment issues affecting individuals in the financial services sector.
"I find her advice to be sound, pragmatic and thorough." "I am extremely impressed by her knowledge and her analysis, as well as her ability to talk to clients in language that they understand."

Polly Rodway is valued for her knowledge of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. She regularly advises senior executives on claims involving discrimination and harassment.
"Polly is accessible, she is responsive, she can quickly digest documents and information, and she is clear in her responses." "She is thorough and she is willing to engage with difficult points."

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Industries

Financial Services, Professional Services, Healthcare, Education, Technology, Utilities

Employment

Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP

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Location

Kings House

36 King Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2V 8BB

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London (Firms)

Employment: Senior Executive


Claire Dawson
Band 2
Clare Brereton
Associates to watch
Emily Plosker
Associates to watch
Gareth Brahams
Band 1
Nick Wilcox
Band 4

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