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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1North WestUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-regarded employment practice providing advice and complex litigation support to leading employers. Areas of expertise include advisory work with international clients concerning business immigration as well as acting for major companies in logistics, retail, transport and leisure. Represents numerous NHS trusts and education institutions. Demonstrates additional expertise in restructuring, TUPE and industrial relations matters.

Strengths

One client comments: "DAC Beachcroft are client-focused and respond to requests for help and advice in a timely manner."

Another states: "The lawyers are very personable and understand the business," adding: "It is good value for money as we receive a good service and matters are turned around very quickly."

Work highlights

Successfully acted for McDonald’s Restaurants in defence of an Employment Tribunal claim involving complaints of whistle-blowing, disability discrimination and unfair dismissal.

Notable practitioners

Deborah Hely represents clients in employment tribunals against allegations of unfair dismissal and discrimination as well as in negotiations with unions. She also advises on TUPE transfers and collective redundancies, with further strength in National Minimum Wage issues.
"She is client-focused and always looking to innovate for clients."


Nicola Sherry assists both public and private sector employers with immigration compliance, dismissals and changes to shift patterns. She has further experience of reorganisation and TUPE matters.
"She is very good at dealing with complex matters and helping clients navigate through issues." "She is practical and can see things clearly from a business point of view, articulates our risks and options, and her communication is clear and concise."

Philip Harman frequently advises employers on a range of matters including worker status, employee transfer and National Minimum Wage issues. He also provides support on sensitive industrial relations matters.

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Overview

What we are known for:

  • Our Logistics expertise - we act for some of the largest transport and logistics companies in the UK
  • Our retail and leisure client base 
  • Our expertise in defending complex, high profile ground breaking cases 
  • Our business immigration expertise and the advice to our international clients who require assistance when employing overseas candidates.
  • We act for a number of NHS Trusts as well as NHS England. We are one of only 7 other law firms who have been appointed to the NHS SBS purchasing hub for legal services. We are dealing with a number of difficult highly sensitive litigation matters involving doctors' clinical performance concerns and disciplinary related employment tribunal claims
  • Our expertise on restructures and industrial relations. We have advised on several complex, high-profile restructures and industrial relations matters.  
  • Our ability to advise on large strategic reorganisations and TUPE projects.

We are retained as the sole employment law advisers to McDonald's in the UK, in addition to day to day advice, employment and immigration and defence of employment tribunals.

We continue to support and advise McDonald's Restaurants Limited in respect of immigration matters and complex queries concerning eligibility to work issues, training, visitor visas and their sponsorship licence. In particular, this year we have undertaken audits which have encompassed a review of a selection of their employee files to identify any right to work issues.

Members

Harman, Philip

Hely, Deborah

Hodgkins, Becky

Kay, Richard

Morgan, Emma

Sherry, Nicola

Sherry, Nicola

Clients

AIG

Balfour Beatty Utilities LimitedArcadia Group Limited

Bentley Motors Limited

DHL

McDonald's

Royal Mail Group Limited

St John's Medical Centre

Unilever Plc

Zurich Plc

Industries

Health

Logistics

Retail and Leisure

Employment

DAC Beachcroft LLP

firm
Location

3 Hardman Street

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M3 3HF

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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.

North West

Employment


Deborah Hely
Band 3
Nicola Sherry
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Philip Harman
Band 2