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Global 2022
UK Employment
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Band 2

4 Ranked Lawyers

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Employment - UK
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

Strong employment practice that is well known for advising high-profile corporate clients and financial institutions. Adept at handling complex employment issues arising from large-scale transactions, employment litigation and investigations. Also provides advice on issues such as dismissals, whistle-blowing and senior exits. Capabilities extend to matters with cross-border elements.

Strengths

Sources report: "They are very user-friendly, they are good partners and they are responsive."

Clients reveal that "they are creative in implementing and adapting strategy."

Work highlights

Advised on the employment matters relating to Telefónica's signing of a £31 billion joint venture with Liberty Global to combine their respective UK operations, O2 and Virgin Media.

Notable practitioners

Alistair Woodland frequently advises major employers, particularly financial institutions, on all aspects of employment law. He is recognised for his depth of knowledge on the SMCR.
"He is very approachable, he is solutions-driven and he knows the regulatory environment." "He is very good. He is well respected and knows his stuff in all things to do with the FCA."

Michael Crossan offers clients a broad range of expertise in all issues faced by employers. He regularly works on both contentious and advisory matters and is well regarded for his experience in TUPE, whistle-blowing, discrimination claims and collective employment matters.
"Michael Crossan is responsive, commercially savvy and pragmatic. He provides options and helps frame and evaluate risk. He is also very down to earth and makes engagements straightforward by translating complexity into simplicity." "Nothing fazes him as he is just very experienced and he gets the job done."

Chinwe Odimba-Chapman is adept at assisting high-profile corporates, as well as clients in the financial services sector, on the full range of matters that they face as employers. She is also a key member of the firm's race equality and celebrating heritage initiative.
"She is excellent with clients, offers great analysis and is a joy to work with." "She offers high-quality attention to detail and she is very measured."

Alastair Windass has earned his impressive reputation in the employment market through his work for corporate clients requiring employment advice on everything from transactions to employee grievances.
"He is pragmatic and gives advice that is straight to the point." "He is very commercial."

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