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Crossland Employment Solicitors

Employment

4 ranked lawyersBand 3Thames ValleyUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Boutique employment firm that works with clients that range from SMEs to large plcs, on the full span of employment issues. Niche expertise with regard to trade associations. Recommended above all for contentious matters.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are very professional and expert employment lawyers providing very good service to their clients."

Interviewees note: "They have great customer service and professional values. They are strong technically yet really easy to work with."

A market commentator reports: "The lawyers work well as a team and are easy to get hold of. They keep up to date with developments in UK labour law."

Work highlights

Acted for an insurance broker on the establishment of a new broker, advising on post-termination restrictions for its employees and ensuring no attack from former employers.

Notable practitioners

Barry Ross advises clients on exit plans, contract amendments and restructuring matters involving senior executives. He is additionally recognised for expertly handling unfair dismissal claims and a range of HR-related issues.
"He is professional, responsive and always comes back to you when he says he will. He gives thoughtful advice, taking care to really understand what you are trying to achieve and tailoring his advice to try to help you achieve that aim."

Beverley Sunderland is well versed in complex employment law disputes, including matters relating to restrictive covenants and company restructuring. She regularly assists her clients with litigation matters before the Employment Tribunal and in the High Court.
"It is a rare pleasure to deal with her. She is clear, precise, practical, straightforward, extremely knowledgeable and above all very fair. She always drives towards a solution that works for both sides. She is a wise counsel. She gives confidence through her coaching and advice. For me she epitomises what a great employment lawyer can be."

Kevin Charles maintains a solid standing in the employment market with his notable experience assisting clients with unfair dismissal and discrimination claims. He is also recognised for negotiating settlement agreements involving senior executives and for managing breach of contract claims.
"He is a strong player in the employment community. He is both very technical and a great advocate - it's the perfect combination." "He is very precise, clear and constructive with his advice."

Owen Dear has a growing reputation in the employment space with notable experience in senior executive exit plans and related issues. He also skilfully assists with defending tribunal claims and contract amendment matters.
"He is very calm, well informed and very approachable."

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Overview

We advise businesses in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship from the initial drafting of employment contracts and policies, including advice on key areas such as restrictive covenants and confidentiality, through to advice on grievances, disciplinary issues, unfair dismissal claims and complex discrimination and whistle blowing issues. 

We have significant experience as advocates in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, as well as High Court experience in dealing with the enforcement of restrictive covenants or  breach of contract. 

We have clients in a diverse number of industries: Formula 1 racing through to medical research. We have significant experience in dealing with Housing Associations and charities, as well as manufacturing and regulated industries such as insurance broking.

Recent work highlights include obtaining an injunction in the High Court against a client's former employee for taking confidential information when they left.

Members

Charles, Kevin

Charles, Kevin

Dear, Owen

Dear, Owen

Hoeritzauer, Maria

Ross, Barry

Clients

De La Rue

Inchcape Retail

Lorica Insurance Brokers

M&C Saatchi

Industries

Advertising

Automotive

Charities

Formula 1 Racing

Housing Associations

HR

Insurance Broking

Manufacturing

Media

Medical research

Retail

Schools

Service providers

Employment Department

Crossland Employment Solicitors

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Department location

99 Park Drive

Milton Park

Abingdon

Oxfordshire

UK

OX14 4RY

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Thames Valley

Employment


Beverley Sunderland
Band 1
Kevin Charles
Band 4
Owen Dear
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