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Doyle Clayton

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Thames ValleyUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Provides outstanding service to both employers and individuals across the full spectrum of employment law. Noted for its work on employment litigation, with recent work including advice on whistle-blowing claims. Adept at advising on data protection matters, redundancies and reorganisations, along with business sales and acquisitions. Also able to assist with areas including benefits schemes, restrictive covenants and employment status matters. Specialist expertise representing clients in the finance and insurance industries.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are a very bright firm and they really know their stuff."

Work highlights

Advised Destinations of the World on a question of worker status for individuals engaged across Europe under consultancy agreements.

Notable practitioners

James Anderson is an experienced solicitor undertaking a full spectrum of employment law issues which encompass matters pertaining to joint ventures, restrictive covenants and gross misconduct. He regularly works with clients in the financial sector.

Piers Leigh-Pollitt is a highly respected practitioner with an exceptional reputation in data protection and GDPR-related matters. He also regularly advises his clients on discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal claims.
"He's very knowledgeable and practical." "He has a good practice and is very good with GDPR work."

Tina Wisener is a well-respected solicitor known for her expert handling of restrictive covenants, discrimination and sexual harassment matters. She maintains a broad client base acting for clients in a range of sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals and higher education.
"She is an outstanding lawyer. She is very down to earth, she tells clients as it is and she is very practical and pragmatic." "She is really knowledgeable, has the experience and knows her stuff. She is a real quality lawyer."

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Overview

  • Doyle Clayton is the UK’s largest and most successful independent specialist workplace law firm (as opposed to full service generalists) and for the last 20 years has focussed on providing employment and related advice to both organisations and senior individuals. This gives a unique insight into the broad people and connected issues that HR teams regularly encounter which many law firm employment teams working solely for employers do not have experience of, and also enables us to advise individuals more effectively and strategically than firms which do not frequently work with employers. 

  • The quality of our advisors is unmatched at any sizable UK law firm. All (100%) of our Employment law partners are ranked as experts or recommended by Chambers and The Legal 500.
  • Our lawyers have genuine commercial experience – with many of them having worked in-house at retail, technology, financial services, hospitality, leisure, publishing and consulting businesses. This real world experience gives a unique understanding and appreciation of the operational, political and cultural issues HR and in-house legal teams face which enables us to provide more effective legal assistance and advice. 
  • According to independent research we are the destination for “organisations looking for stellar service but without the price of larger City firms”. This is supported through recent client wins which have provided significant growth.

Members

Wisener, Tina (Head of Department)

Anderson, James

Dann, Russell

Ferdinando, Emma

Harvey, Alan

Hibberd, Mike

Holden, Karen

Kapp, Kate

Leigh-Pollitt, Piers

Matharoo, Sukhpal

Murdoch, Adam

Employment

Doyle Clayton

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Location

2nd Floor

Sovereign House

Vastern Road

Reading

Berkshire

UK

RG1 8BT

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Thames Valley

Employment


James Anderson
Band 3
Piers Leigh-Pollitt
Band 1
Tina Wisener
Band 2