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3 ranked lawyersBand 3Thames ValleyUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Provides domestic and international capabilities. Regularly handles matters across the full spectrum of employment law from TUPE and restructures to defending discrimination and unfair dismissal claims in employment tribunals. Clients include large and sophisticated employers in retail, distribution, transport and banking.

Strengths

One source states: "The team are very responsive and have good communication internally - Dentons offer an elite service."

A client reports: "There is a strong and consistent approach with everyone I work with at Dentons. They are exceptional with client service and they get to know you as an individual."

An interviewee notes:  "It is one-stop shopping because they have got a lot of depth. Their ability to get expertise inside the firm is very good. I think they are a great firm."

Work highlights

Advised TUI on a class action brought by UNITE for around 1,000 claimants for an alleged failure to inform and consult seasonal airline cabin crew about their proposed redundancies at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notable practitioners

Emma Carter is recognised for her ability to assist clients with a wide range of employment matters. She acts for clients in an array of industries with particular expertise in acting for financial institutions.

Sarah Beeby is an esteemed employment law practitioner with recognised expertise advising clients on settlement negotiations. She routinely supports clients through employment tribunal litigation involving allegations of discrimination, unfair pay and unfair dismissal. She also manages whistle-blowing disputes as well as a range of HR-connected issues.
"Sarah Beeby is experienced, pragmatic, personable and always makes me feel like her only client. She understands the needs of our business and she ensures her advice is adapted for the realities of the situation. She never sits on the fence and offers realistic options and assessments of comparative risk." "She has been fantastic on strategic advice and is incredibly knowledgeable on UK employment law."

Verity Buckingham has experience advising clients on cross-border restructurings and TUPE. She acts for clients in a range of sectors including sports and hospitality.
"Verity Buckingham is very personable, has good attention to detail and is experienced."

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Overview

The Employment team has grown significantly over the past couple of years, including recently hiring a new partner in London. This brings the total number of employment partners for the wider UK team to 7. The total number of employment fee earners has increased from 14 in 2016 to 48 in 2019. The Milton Keynes team is the only employment practice in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area with a City and international scope.  This allows the team to attract a unique group of clients whilst offering a full range of advice - from the complex international projects and issues, to day-to-day employment law matters. The team is therefore able to offer the level of service that local, national and international clients expect.

The team has particular expertise and receives substantial work from the retail, transport, technology, media and telecommunications sectors. It acts for a range of high-profile clients, such as the Virgin Group, TUI, Wizz Air, Chanel, Royal Albert Hall, KKR, John Lewis Partnership, Royal Mail Group, Coty, Village Hotels, AON and Network Rail. The team has won several panel opportunities in the past 12 months including: Network Rail and HSBC.

Employment

Dentons

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Location

The Pinnacle

170 Midsummer Boulevard

Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire

UK

MK9 1FE

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Thames Valley

Employment


Emma Carter
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Sarah Beeby
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Verity Buckingham
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