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Employment

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What the team is known for

Noted for its work with large employers, particularly from the financial services sector, in complex employment matters such as remuneration disputes and whistle-blowing allegations. Provides additional expertise in transactional employment issues arising from corporate deals, including industrial relations resulting from M&A activity. Other areas of work include investigations and boardroom disputes. Demonstrable expertise in cases involving cross-border and multi-jurisdictional issues.

Strengths

Clients attest that the lawyers "are responsive and give very thoughtful and sound advice."

Sources are impressed that the team "takes a pragmatic and global approach and does not just focus on issues in their own jurisdiction."

A client says: "Each individual in the team provides a thorough and professional service, responding promptly and taking on board our comments and feedback."

Work highlights

Acted for Deloitte in successfully defending a case in the Court of Appeal brought by a former partner, David Joseph, who sought an order that Deloitte convene a meeting of equity partners to review the board decision to issue him notice of retirement.

Notable practitioners

Holly Insley regularly assists clients in the financial services sector with a range of employment issues. She is adept at advising on sexual harassment, whistle-blowing and discrimination claims.
"She is hugely astute, she is on top of the detail, she is good on strategy and she thinks two or three steps ahead." "No query is too big or too small for her. She will do whatever it takes to solve a complex legal challenge and will present a watertight recommendation."

Kathleen Healy leads Freshfields' London employment team in her role as head of People and Reward. She has a wide-ranging employment practice that sees her advising global employers on both contentious and non-contentious matters. She offers particular expertise in workplace investigations and the employment implications of major commercial transactions.
"She is very pragmatic and will not argue a point for the sake of it.""She is knowledgeable, and she is helpful in taking a sensitive and people-oriented approach."

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Overview

Please visit the Freshfields website for more details about our work in this category: http://www.freshfields.com/en-gb/what-we-do/services/people-and-reward/employment-disputes/

Employment

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Location

100 Bishopsgate

London

Greater London

UK

EC2P 2SR

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Employment


Holly Insley
Up and Coming
Kathleen Healy
Band 2