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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Employment

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What the team is known for

Noted employment team that works with clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, including both strategic and business-as-usual advice for large financial institutions and clients in the insurance industry. Regularly instructed on complex employment work relating to industrial relations and internal investigations investigations. Recognised for its continued expertise in relation to healthcare and the public sector. Offers additional expertise in regulatory employment matters, including the SMCR.

Strengths

"They are very commercial and they identify a clear strategy early on in the case so there is always a clear way forward," according to one client, who is particularly impressed that the lawyers' "advice is clear, succinct and really user-friendly."

Sources say: "Their depth of litigation experience means that they have good practical experience, and they are very good on client care."

Notable practitioners

David Sims stands out for his high-quality representation of clients in the financial services market.
"David is an outstanding lawyer who is calm under fire and extremely diligent." "David is an expert in his field. He thinks about the bigger picture and provides practical solutions to very technical problems. David is also enjoyable to work with; he is responsive, supportive and sensitive to commercial realities."

Georgina Rowley counsels a portfolio of household-name clients on their critical employment work, encompassing cross-border advisory matters and litigation. She also leads the DAC Beachcroft women's network.
"She is great - she has an in-depth understanding of the financial sector, she is intelligent and she is calm." "She gives practical advice which can be translated to business clients easily."

Kate Galloway is commended for her advice to clients in regulated sectors, most notably in the financial services market.
"She is exceptional - she is responsive and good at identifying strategy."

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 claims, whistle-blowing and senior-level exits.
"His judgement is excellent, he reads cases extremely well and he understands his clients' businesses and their relevant industry backgrounds." "He is very intelligent, he is available when you need him and he can explain complex legal issues brilliantly."

Nick Chronias has a broad employment practice and is a go-to lawyer for trade union issues. He is known to be a leader in matters relating to industrial action and collective agreements.
"Nick knows how to balance the legal technicalities of industrial relations law with the practical reality of very sensitive and business-critical issues." "He understands business challenges, he does well to interpret and assess stakeholder agendas and I appreciate his very pragmatic approach."

Rose Jakeman stands out for her work for large corporate clients, especially those operating in the financial services sector. She regularly assists these clients with employment disputes and internal investigations.
"She is very able, talented, very strategic and very good at holding our hands in difficult litigation." "She provides a calm and reliable service. Her knowledge and guidance is always thoughtful and considered and, most importantly, it is business-focused."

Udara Ranasinghe is highly regarded for his healthcare-focused employment practice. His clients include both private healthcare providers and NHS trusts.
"He is very experienced, very well respected and understands the broader strategic interplay of matters - he is a very experienced employment practitioner."

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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

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

DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Location

25 Walbrook

London

Greater London

UK

EC4N 8AF

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Employment: Employer


David Sims
Band 5
Georgina Rowley
Band 5
Kate Galloway
Associates to watch
Khurram Shamsee
Band 2
Rose Jakeman
Associates to watch

Employment: Employer: Healthcare


Udara Ranasinghe
Band 2

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