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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Employment

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What the team is known for

Broad employment practice encompassing both contentious and non-contentious aspects, including both strategic and business-as-usual advice for large financial institutions. Also represents a range of clients in the insurance industry and is regularly instructed on complex employment work relating to industrial relations and investigations. Recognised for its continued expertise in relation to healthcare and the public sector. Offers additional expertise in regulatory employment matters, including the SMCR.

Work highlights

Advised KKR on all aspects of its implementation of the SMCR.

Notable practitioners

Khurram Shamsee is relied upon by a number of major financial services clients seeking employment advice on sensitive matters. He is sought after for his expertise in handling discrimination, whistle-blowing and senior-level exits.
"He's brilliant to work with - commercial, responsive and provides excellent client service." "He's a very able lawyer and very good with clients." "He is an excellent employment lawyer; he's very talented."

Nick Chronias has a broad employment practice and is a go-to lawyer on trade union relations. He is known to be a leader in matters relating to industrial action and collective agreements.
"He is a highly professional and knowledgeable partner who takes the time and effort to build an effective working relationship with the client; his reflective and grounded approach makes him a delight to work with." "For all things strike-related and trade union-related he does a really good job."

Udara Ranasinghe is highly regarded for his employment practice in the healthcare sector. His wide-ranging expertise encompasses whistle-blowing and discrimination claims.
"He is an outstanding employment lawyer - one of the best out there; he's fantastic and provides helpful and intelligent advice."

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Overview

What we do

We act for high-profile clients across the financial services, commercial and health sector including four of the leading investment banks, household names such as Royal Mail and Unilever and leading NHS institutions. We support these clients with their complex and sensitive employment disputes, projects and transactions.

We are experts at litigation both before the Employment Tribunals and the High Court. In recent years we have appeared in a series of reported cases before the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, and we acted for Dell EMC in successfully petitioning the Supreme Court.

Unlike many of our London-based competitors, we can offer our clients access to our regional offices to cover their day to day advisory matters, and thereby service the full range of their needs.

What we are known for

  • Tribunal claims involving complex regulatory issues, in particular connected with the FCA and the US Department of Justice
  • High-profile whistleblowing cases
  • High Court injunctions and bonus disputes
  • Equal pay disputes and gender pay reporting
  • Advising large multi-national employers on large-scale projects
  • Data privacy issues in the workplace, including General Data Protection Regulation compliance
    Cross-border projects

Members

Shamsee, Khurram (Head of Department)

Chronias, Nick

Chronias, Nick

Galloway, Kate

Loxley, Richard

Ranasinghe, Udara

Rowley, Georgina

Clients

AJ Gallagher

Axa Insurance

CGI Group

Dell EMC

Deutsche Bank

eg Solutions PLC

Freightliner Group

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS FT

Guy's & St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Mail Group

The Caprice Group (owners of the Ivy)

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

Unilever Plc

Virgin Care

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Media

Real Estate

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Employment Department

DAC Beachcroft LLP

firm
Department location

25 Walbrook

London

Greater London

UK

EC4N 8AF

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London (Firms)

Employment: Employer


Khurram Shamsee
Band 2

Employment: Employer: Healthcare


Udara Ranasinghe
Band 1

Employment: Employer: Industrial Relations


Nick Chronias
Band 1