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Mayer Brown LLP

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 4London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Deep knowledge and experience in assisting high-profile companies with complex contentious and non-contentious employment issues. Demonstrable expertise handling whistle-blowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. Able to handle cross-jurisdictional employment issues for its international clientele. Regularly advises clients in the consumer goods, insurance and banking sectors.

Strengths

Sources say: "They understand their subject matter, they are a great team to work with and they are very personable."

"They are excellent," says an interviewee, who reports: "I have always been very impressed with whoever I have worked with."

Work highlights

Provided employment advice to The Hartford Financial Services Group in relation to its agreement for the sale of its Navigators insurance business to Premia Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Fisher leads the London employment group at Mayer Brown. He frequently provides both advisory and contentious assistance to a range of employers, often handling matters that involve cross-jurisdictional elements. He is particularly noted for his deep understanding of the financial services sector.
"He is a very measured, calm and technically accomplished lawyer." "He is proactive, he reaches out with relevant information, he is pragmatic and he provides us with options."

Katherine Fox 's employment advice is sought after by clients from the legal, financial and consumer goods markets, among others. She is able to advise clients on both employment litigation and non-contentious work.
"She speaks with transparency and in a language understood by non-legal personnel. She is very approachable, she gives sound advice, she is commercially aware and she is incisive in her summing up of a situation."

Miriam Bruce is a highly regarded partner who regularly advises clients from the financial services and insurance industries on the full range of employment matters. She is experienced in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
"She is very pragmatic, she has a great depth of knowledge in employment law and she provides very sound advice." "Miriam is very pragmatic; she can see the wider commercial picture beyond the strict legal position, her responses are always very timely and she is an effective communicator."

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Employment: Employer


Christopher Fisher
Band 3
Katherine Fox
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Miriam Bruce
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