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UK Guide 2023
Thames Valley Employment
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Band 3

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About

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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.

Chambers Review

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Employment - Thames Valley
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Dentons' Thames Valley employment team is based in the firm's Milton Keynes office. It is an employer-focused practice that works with large and sophisticated employers in sectors including retail, distribution, transport and banking. The team handles matters across the full spectrum of employment law, from TUPE and restructures to defending discrimination and unfair dismissal claims in employment tribunals.

Work Highlights

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  • Dentons advised and supported Rackspace on an outsourcing agreement with BT for technology cloud services. The team advised on contract negotiations with the telecoms giant relating to the transfer of employees to Rackspace.

Notable Practitioners

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Sarah Beeby
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Band 3

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 extremely knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic."

"Sarah is a very knowledgeable, responsive, commercial and pragmatic lawyer who never sits on the fence and takes time to truly understand the business context."

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Verity Buckingham
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Verity Buckingham has experience advising clients on cross-border restructuring matters and TUPE work. She acts for clients in a range of sectors including sports and hospitality.

"Verity is a responsive, personable and experienced member of the team who provides pragmatic advice in clear terms."

"Verity is excellent super responsive, commercial and reliable."

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Emma Carter
Associates to watch

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.

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Sarah Beeby
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