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About

Provided by Dechert LLP

Employers from a wide variety of sectors rely on us for assistance with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. Working closely with our clients’ in-house legal and human resources teams, our lawyers:

  • Represent clients in relation to all forms of employment litigation before the Employment Tribunals and the High Court.
  • Advise on drafting and enforcing confidentiality and restrictive covenant obligations.
  • Advise on new legislation and case law.
  • Assist in handling disciplinary and grievance investigations and in negotiating severance arrangements.
  • Devise and draft comprehensive, up–to-date employment contracts and human resources policies.
  • Advise on the employment aspects of corporate transactions.
  • Assist in managing redundancy exercises, restructurings and TUPE transfers.
  • Advise on remuneration and incentive arrangements.

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What the team is known for

Broad employment practice known for its expert knowledge of issues affecting employers in the financial services sector. Adept at handling multi-jurisdictional matters and noted for its expertise in both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. Also capable of advising companies on contract negotiations with employees as well as assisting them with senior exits.

Strengths

A client says: "I have always valued their pragmatic approach and their focus on finding a solution to a problem."

"They offer sound legal advice," according to an interviewee, who also praises the lawyers because they "tailor the advice to suit us and are always responsive."

Notable practitioners

Jason Butwick is recognised for his work acting for financial sector employers, regularly advising investment management firms and financial institutions, on all manner of employment issues. He has notable experience in employment tribunal and High Court disputes.
"He is able to cut through to the issues quickly and concisely, he is very quick on his feet and he is able to describe the issues in layman's terms. He is also very efficient and very personable." "He is very creative and innovative, he is a very good problem solver and negotiator, and it is always a pleasure to deal with him."

Charles Wynn-Evans is head of Dechert's London-based employment team. He receives widespread praise for his longstanding and sophisticated practice, regularly advising major employers on the full range of employment matters. He is also sought after for his deep knowledge of handling complex employment law issues on behalf of senior executives.
"He's very strategic, he's very practical and he also works at the tribunal as a judge so he has a really good understanding of how these things play out in court." "He is a doyen of employment law, a fiercely bright man and very good to negotiate with."

Emma Byford has a burgeoning employment practice, regularly advising high-profile clients on the employment aspects of corporate transactions as well as providing other non-contentious advice.
"She is fantastic; she is a great support and very proactive." "She is constructive and solutions-focused."

Jennifer McGrandle regularly assists clients in the financial services sector with notable experience of advising clients facing discrimination claims.

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