Employment Department

North West
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What the team is known for Offers employment advice and representation to clients from a number of sectors including retail, education and finance. Able to draw on the firm's extensive national network of resources when handling complex and multi-jurisdictional matters. Expertise in senior executive exits, the employment aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions and whistle-blowing claims.

Strengths A client appreciates that "they look at cases from our point of view and work out what we need from it. Everything they do is solutions-oriented."

Another client says: "I can always find the specialist knowledge I need."

The team at DWF is "much more business-savvy and pragmatic than other firms we have instructed, they able to support us to a conclusion rather than just interpreting the law," according to clients.

Work highlights Advised on the highly sensitive exit of a high-level member of staff from an academy trust due to safeguarding issues.

Notable practitioners

Kirsty Rogers is praised by a client for being "hugely responsive and taking the time with her team to get to know the employment challenges and context of our business up front." As head of the firm's gender strand, she is at the forefront of equality in business, providing training at boardroom level. She also comes recommended for disputes of all kinds and complex reorganisations.