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Norton Rose Fulbright

Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 5London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Regularly advises large corporates from the technology, transport and energy sectors on a wide range of employment issues. Significant experience handling contentious matters, with notable work on whistle-blowing and discrimination claims. Recent work has included advising on large-scale redundancies and issues relating to outsourcing.

Strengths

Clients say that the lawyers "come into their own where the matter is technically complex and higher-risk."

Sources state: "They are very knowledgeable about the law and give very good practical advice on the best way to handle a situation."

Work highlights

Instructed to advise Charles Taylor on the employment aspects of its new relationship with the Standard Club.

Notable practitioners

Catrina Smith offers a wealth of experience advising on employment law and frequently handles matters that include a significant international component. Her expertise includes TUPE, whistle-blowing and discrimination claims.
"Catrina doesn’t just articulate the risks but gives meaningful advice that helps me to make a decision. She is also a formidable negotiator who I am very pleased is in my corner." "She is friendly, fun to interact with and willing to adapt her approach."

Paul Griffin is head of Norton Rose Fulbright's London employment team. He demonstrates expertise across a range of issues and is regularly sought out to advise on international employment projects. He is experienced assisting employers in the financial services and technology sectors.
"He responds incredibly quickly. We completely trust his advice; he is excellent at communicating with us and influencing us to do the right thing, and he understands our business needs." "He is timely, efficient and has the skill to do multi-jurisdictional work."

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London (Firms)

Employment: Employer


Catrina Smith
Band 5
Paul Griffin
Band 3