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Mishcon de Reya LLP

Employment

1 ranked lawyersBand 2UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly skilled team acting for both employers and senior executives across all aspects of employment law. Provides employers with day-to-day support as well as advice on complex litigation. Particularly recognised for its work on senior exits. Also regularly chosen to advise other law firms on internal employment issues. Other notable areas of work include equal pay and status for 'gig economy' workers. Advises an impressive roster of clients from a diverse set of industries, including financial services, retail and media companies.

Strengths

Sources report that "the lawyers are great; Mishcon de Reya fight to the ends of the earth for their clients."

Clients appreciate that "the solicitors are intellectually curious and highly pragmatic; they're excellent."

Others state that the the firm is "one of the best employment law teams in the UK; they are miles ahead."

Work highlights

Acted for Nawaf Hasan, who was accused by his former employer of being part of an unlawful team move to a competitor.

Notable practitioners

Joanna Blackburn is widely noted for her work acting for both employers and individual senior executives. She acts on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.
"She's outstanding; she's incredibly knowledgeable on all matters relating to employment law." "She's a fantastic lawyer." "She's absolutely superb - proactive, responsive and with a clear strategy."

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Employment


Joanna Blackburn
Band 2