e3 employment law LLP

Employment Department

North West
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What the team is known for Employment boutique offering a strong, committed team of experts capable of handling the full range of employment law matters. Areas of expertise include TUPE, restrictive covenants and restructuring. Also offers expertise in contentious matters at a range of levels, from employee relations to board-level disputes. Highly experienced working with clients in manufacturing, technology, retail and education.

Strengths A client describes the team as "absolutely superb, pragmatic and commercial. The senior lawyers have a lot of experience but are still down to earth and engage with you as a person."

Another client says: "They give good advice and are quick to respond. I would immediately work with them again."

"They provide excellent service and are very good in negotiations," say clients.

Work highlights Advised one of the world’s largest chemicals groups on the UK employment law aspects of the combination of one of its businesses with a competitor to form a joint venture.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Bickerstaffe is noted by one commentator as "approachable, down to earth and hard-working." He is particularly known for his handling of often complex discrimination claims brought against employers by trade unions. He is also recommended for expertise in TUPE and cross-border employment issues.

Nick Jones is often the first port of call for board members seeking counsel on issues such as exits, structural reorganisations and potentially damaging tribunal claims. A source praises him as "a vastly experienced employment lawyer" who is "technically excellent, committed to excellent service delivery and to fighting for his client as hard as he can."

Simon Ost is praised by one client for "giving far more detailed, researched and operationally focused advice than anyone I've worked with before." Recently Ost has been working on a complex cross-border joint venture and board-level disputes.