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Eversheds Sutherland

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Regularly instructed by financial institutions to advise on employment disputes, as well as to provide day-to-day counsel. Also offers highly regarded advice on industrial relations issues. Demonstrates additional strength in matters that span multiple jurisdictions and regularly advises on the employment aspects of large transactions. Clients include large corporates, financial services groups and media organisations.

Strengths

"They have great strength in depth, they are excellent technically and they have good versatility," says a source, who also commends the lawyers for being "approachable, friendly, very responsive and client-focused."

Clients emphasise that "the firm is large enough to advise on the full spectrum of activity, including regulatory issues and multi-jurisdictional requirements."

"The service they provide is very pragmatic and commercial," according to an interviewee, who also recommends the firm for being able to "mobilise an international team at short notice."

Work highlights

Provided Expedia with global COVID-19 employment-related advice.

Notable practitioners

Holly Short has standout experience of advising employers in the financial services industry. Her work includes employment disputes and internal investigations.
"She is super pragmatic and she is able to mobilise teams effectively." "She can get to the heart of a case quickly and her knowledge is brilliant."

Marc Meryon maintains his reputation as a go-to adviser for employers facing strike actions and industrial relations disputes. His expertise includes advising employers in the retail and aviation sectors on disputes with their unionised workforces.
"He is very skilled at the law and he has a perfect bedside manner."

Paul Fontes frequently advises employers on sensitive litigation in the Employment Tribunal and High Court. He is also experienced in the SMCR and in conducting investigations.
"He brings a very personal touch to his work and he adapts well to his clients. He also has a strong understanding of the law, particularly in litigation, and he is very proactive - I know everything is in good hands with him." "He is able to set out what the law requires but he helps you work within the commercial realities, ensuring you meet your business needs and mitigate risks."

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Employment

Eversheds Sutherland

firm
Location

1 Wood Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2V 7WS

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Employment: Employer


Holly Short
Associates to watch
Paul Fontes
Band 2

Employment: Employer: Industrial Relations


Marc P Meryon
Band 1