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Doyle Clayton

Employment

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What the team is known for

Specialist firm acting for employers and senior executives on a full range of issue relating to the workplace. The team is adept at advising senior employees on complex litigation, including that relating to restrictive covenants and injunctions. Its senior employee clientele includes legal professionals and C-suite executives. Its employer client base includes organisations operating in the insurance, retail and charities sectors, and it advises these groups on everything from employment litigation and internal investigations to business restructures and TUPE.

Strengths

One client reports that the lawyers are "extremely knowledgeable, helpful and proactive."

"They are always available, they provide full answers and support, and they think of all the possibilities and the risks," according to one interviewee, who also appreciates that the lawyers are "patient, understand  how to support a business and look for the best outcomes."

Sources observe that "the firm has a strong reputation in the area of employment law and it has high-calibre staff who engage well with clients and provide high-quality advice."

Work highlights

Advised three Cantor Fitzgerald investment bankers in relation to high-profile litigation brought by Jefferies against Cantor Fitzgerald. The three had worked for Jefferies but left to join Cantor Fitzgerald and are also the subject of litigation aimed at clawing back bonuses.

Notable practitioners

Dan Begbie-Clench heads Lewis Silkin's Canary Wharf office and is adept at advising employers in the financial services sector. He is experienced in handling a variety of employment matters including grievances and senior exits.
"Dan Begbie-Clench is a highly talented lawyer who has superb technical knowledge but is also able to provide practical solutions to issues." "He has a lovely and understanding approach, he is very effective, he is thorough and he has good client rapport."

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Employment


Dan Begbie-Clench
Band 5