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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Employment

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What the team is known for

Adept at advising on the full range of employment matters for high-profile clients in the healthcare, insurance, banking and logistics industries. Significant experience handling sensitive employment litigation relating to claims of harassment and discrimination. Additional strength in TUPE and industrial actions. They have further expertise managing data protection matters, which includes addressing GDPR compliance issues.

Strengths

Sources say: "They have incredibly technical and tactical lawyers with excellent judgement, and they are commercially minded too."

Notable practitioners

Louise Bloomfield is a dynamic practitioner with considerable expertise handling sensitive and complex race and disability discrimination, whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal claims. She also has notable experience assisting clients with industrial relations.
"She is technically really good and has a really strong client base."

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Overview

What we do

Our Leeds Employment Team won Employment Team of the Year at the 2016 Yorkshire Legal Awards, a true testament to the fact that we are one of the largest teams in the North with expertise in a wide range of sectors, notably health, insurance, retail, education and financial services.  Our offering and experience is unrivalled, and we focus on high level strategic advice as follows:

  • We act for many household name commercial clients including Royal Mail, Arcadia, McDonald's and DHL
  • We are the leading lawyers to independent health providers, acting for Care UK and Spire Healthcare
  • We remain the leading firm for health employment law (Private and Public) because of the size of our team. We act for more NHS bodies than any other firm in the whole of the North - over 80% of the regional NHS bodies
  • We also house specialist expertise such as a dedicated Employment Practices Liability insurance team, which acts for most household name insurers

What we are known for

Advise on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including executive disputes, contracts, policies and severance terms, disciplinary and discrimination issues, industrial action, and conducts complex and multi-day litigation in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Senior exits and complex litigation

Advising major corporates on all aspects of employment law, including TUPE, restructuring, industrial relations and restrictive covenants

Advice in relation to complex NHS matters

Members

Bloomfield, Louise

Bloomfield, Louise

Larter, Hilary

Thomas, Zoe

Tomlinson, Andrew

Williams, Nicola

Clients

Arcadia Group Limited

Care UK

DHL

McDonald's Restaurants Limited

NHS England

Royal Mail

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Solvay

Spire Healthcare

Typhoo Tea

Industries

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Education

Financial Services

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Retail

Telecommunications

Transportation

Employment Department

DAC Beachcroft LLP

firm
Department location

St Paul's House

Park Square

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 2ND

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Yorkshire: South and West

Employment


Louise Bloomfield
Band 3