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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Employment

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What the team is known for

Particularly well known for its contentious work, offering extensive tribunal experience, and its strong focus on the healthcare sector. A key adviser to NHS entities in the North East, the team is also known for its expertise in major organisational change, equal pay, transactional work involving TUPE transfers of staff, and complex disciplinary and capability cases involving doctors and executives. Increasingly active advising private sector clients in the commercial, construction and real estate areas on employment law and HR issues. Also seen in Employment Tribunal proceedings representing telecommunications clients.

Notable practitioners

Guy Bredenkamp is highly respected for his strong expertise in the healthcare sector. His work includes business restructures and redundancies, as well as employment litigation.

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Overview

What we do
The team is best known for its expertise in major organisational change, equal pay, transactional work involving TUPE transfers of staff and complex disciplinary and capability cases involving doctors and executives in the NHS.

In the six years since it was established, the team has become a leading adviser on employment matters to NHS bodies in the North East and has a national presence due to its work for NHS England, a national strategic health authority, NHS Property Services and its guidance on industrial action across the NHS.

The team is also noted for its expert, successful and cost-effective employment tribunal service, dealing efficiently with the full range of cases, including the most complex and high-value litigation in the employment appeal tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal. Alongside its public sector work, the firm advises Everything Everywhere (EE) on employment tribunal cases. Furthermore, the growth of the firm's North-East commercial, construction and real estate practices is leading to increasing instructions from our private sector clients.

What we are known for:

  • Trade Unions and industrial action​
  • Employment matters in the health sector, including;
  • Industrial action
  • Major national disputes 
  • Major organisational change
  • Whistleblowing
  • Equal pay
  • Discrimination
  • TUPE
  • Complex and high-value employment litigation, including judicial review proceedings in the High Court and Court of Appeal

Members

Bredenkamp, Guy

George, Sarah

Clients

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Everything Everywhere

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Property Services

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Industries

Construction & Materials

Health Care

Software & Computer Services

Telecommunications

Employment Department

DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Department location

Wellbar Central, 36 Gallowgate

Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne & Wear

UK

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North East

Employment


Guy Bredenkamp
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