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Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly respected team offering advice on day-to-day and transactional employment law, including TUPE work, outsourcing and equal pay issues. Extensive litigation experience includes complex tribunal work involving whistle-blowing and discrimination claims. Regularly acts for both public and private employers. Frequently advises clients in the food and drink, technology and transport sectors. The team also advises on an array of industrial relations issues ranging from industrial disputes through to drafting and interpreting recognition agreements.

Strengths

A source notes: "They are good, user-friendly, solutions-focused, and their partners are very clever."

One interviewee recommends the lawyers because "they work alongside us to provide business-focused advice in line with our requirements."

Notable practitioners

Jane Fielding has an impressive client roster which includes public sector bodies and automotive industry clients. She advises on matters ranging from redundancy to equal pay and discrimination.
"She has a notable national practice in equal pay.""She is very experienced and incredibly knowledgeable."

Jonathan Chamberlain is a skilled practitioner with experience advising employers on their defence of claims relating to unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and breach of contract. He also assists clients with transactional employment issues.
"He has good experience in the enforcement of restrictive covenants."

Martin Chitty is commended for his work providing HR and in-house legal teams with employment support with corporate transactions. He also offers advice on day-to-day employment issues, as well as on litigation.
"He is very measured and level-headed with a very deep knowledge of employment law.""He is really smart and results-orientated."

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Midlands

Employment


Jane Fielding
Band 3
Jonathan Chamberlain
Band 3
Martin Chitty
Band 1