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What the team is known for

Highly experienced team offering advice across all aspects of employment law. Notable disputes expertise, particularly in relation to restrictive covenants and employment tribunal representation. Also advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, with the ability to assist large international corporations on issues across multiple jurisdictions. Works for a broad client base that includes groups in the media, technology and financial services sectors.

Strengths

One client observes: "Every lawyer I have dealt with has been pleasant, and having a firm that I both trust and enjoy working with makes a lot of difference."

Sources say: "They get to know the business, they are open to our needs, and they work to deliver on them."

Work highlights

Advised Centrica on the employment aspects of its buyout of Robin Hood’s energy business.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Taylor demonstrates a wealth of experience handling contentious and non-contentious employment matters, both domestically and internationally. She is well versed in handling whistle-blowing, discrimination and dismissal claims as well as complex employee competition cases.
"She takes time to really understand our needs as a client and we find her advice invaluable. She gives us the hard letter law but also works on the strategy." "She has got a good knowledge of employment law but puts things across in a matter-of-fact way."

Melanie Lane advises clients from sectors including technology, retail and media on the full range of employment matters, both contentious and advisory. She is widely esteemed for her deep knowledge of TUPE.
"She's very pragmatic and balances legal stuff with an understanding of business culture." "She is super responsive, incredibly commercial, gets stuff done and never gets lost in the weeds."

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London (Firms)

Employment: Employer


Catherine Taylor
Band 2
Melanie Lane
Band 4