What the team is known for
Provides expert advice to employers from the financial, education and sports sectors. Also renowned for its work for senior executives, notably advising on severance negotiations and restrictive covenant-related matters. Regularly advises both sets of clients on discrimination, whistle-blowing and dismissal-related claims. Particularly strong practice assisting organisations with the implementation of appropriate safeguarding policies. Expertise extends to the employment implications of sensitive employment disputes and shareholder activism.
Sources observe that "they are very strong at advising senior executives on employment law issues in the corporate and private equity markets."
"Excellent" is how clients describe the firm, explaining: "There is real depth of knowledge and expertise within the employment team and they are supported by the other departments when needed."
"It is a formidable team for employment matters," says a source, who praises the lawyers for being able to "combine first-class legal skills with a personable and empathetic approach."
Provided independent legal advice to 55 new lateral partner hires joining EY.
is regularly called upon by senior individuals to advise on exits and discrimination claims. She is also experienced in assisting clients with misconduct investigations."She has a depth of knowledge and she knows which points to take." "She is good on complicated High Court matters and she is an excellent employment lawyer."
handles whistle-blowing, disciplinary and grievance matters for employers from a range of industries. He has a particular emphasis on the financial services and sports sectors."His strengths lie in his attention to detail, his availability and his expert knowledge." "He is really helpful, he is hard-working and he is tenacious in dealing with very difficult matters."
draws widespread praise for his sophisticated representation of senior employees. He is often called upon to advise on team moves and senior exits."He spots the issues and he has a really good perspective on what is and isn't important." "He is a delight to deal with and has a great strategic mind."
is recognised for her work representing senior-level City employees. She regularly works with individuals at financial services organisations and law firms, advising them on contract negotiations, exits and disputes."Eleanor is determined to get the best deal for her clients. She is very proactive, extremely clear in her explanations and pragmatic." "She is very approachable, calm, knowledgeable and highly commercial." "She is always supportive and she allows me to benefit from her experience and sound judgement."
is recognised for her work for both senior employees and employers in the education sector. She is especially well known for advising executive-level employees in the financial services sector."Kathleen is an experienced and steady hand who is good in a crisis." "She is very easy to deal with and client-friendly."
advises employers from a wide range of areas including the cultural, professional services and financial sectors. She is experienced in discrimination claims and reorganisations."She is considerate, responsive and sensible."
is widely recognised for his extensive experience acting on behalf of senior employees. He advises these clients on exit agreements and investigations, among other areas of work."He is a standout lawyer who is very good and very experienced."