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North East Employment
Band 1

3 Ranked Lawyers

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Employment - North East
Band 1
What the team is known for

Strong reputation for its employment expertise and impressive client base in the public sector, particularly with regard to local government, education and healthcare entities. Also advises on employment aspects of business immigration and pension matters. Valued for its strategic HR advice for national and international clients and its strong reputation for commercial advice in the energy, manufacturing, transport and education sectors. Also well regarded for tribunal expertise, especially in cases concerning dismissals, discrimination and pay claims.


A source praises the "highly professional and friendly team who responds to our needs in a timely and efficient way."

An additional source commends the department for being "available always and providing excellent and pragmatic support."

Work highlights

Represented supermarket giant Morrisons in the defence of over 3,500 equal pay claims in England, Wales and Scotland.

Notable practitioners

Shirley Hall leads Eversheds' employment team in Newcastle. She is particularly well regarded for her work on employment disputes and regularly advises clients on their defence of equal pay and discrimination claims.
"She is approachable, knowledgeable and always easily available."

Suzanne Caveney provides public and private sector employers with advice on equal pay and discrimination claims.
"Suzanne is an exceptional lawyer, has excellent client care and is a pleasure to work with."

David Williams advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has particular expertise in the financial services sector and is noted for his work for employers on the SMCR.
"David is very grounded, highly knowledgeable and hard-working."

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Shirley Hall
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David Williams
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Suzanne Caveney
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