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DLA Piper LLP

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1North WestUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong employment practice able to draw on a global network advising major regional, national and international businesses on the full spectrum of employment matters. Offers sector-specific experience pertaining to the manufacturing, food and drink, and chemicals industries. Noted for its handling of industrial relations matters, as well as TUPE and outsourcing work. Further strength in contentious matters, including discrimination and unfair dismissal claims.

Strengths

"The team is first rate," a source notes, further reporting: "They are extremely responsive and really great to work with."

Work highlights

Successfully defended InterContinental Hotels against an indirect sex discrimination claim brought by a former employee concerning an enhanced redundancy scheme.

Notable practitioners

Alan Chalmers frequently acts for clients on allegations of discrimination and harassment, often arising from whistle-blower claims. He also advises on restructuring and outsourcing matters, with further experience handling exits of senior executives and data breaches.
"He always puts his clients first."

Emma Mills acts on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, including employee transfers, and outsourcing issues. She offers further experience handling discrimination claims.
"She really goes all out for her clients and has a strong international practice."

George Nicholson assists clients with corporate restructuring and redundancy matters. He also advises on negotiations of senior executive exits and harassment claims.
"He is able to adapt his style to suit organisational culture and maintain a practical approach to problem solving."

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Employment

DLA Piper LLP

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Location

1 St. Peter's Square

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M2 3DE

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Employment


Alan Chalmers
Band 3
Emma Mills
Star Associates
George Nicholson
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