Paris Smith LLP

Employment Department

The South
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What the team is known for Respected employment team, noted for its strong reputation in the local market, which acts for both employees and employers and has significant experience in acting on both sides of senior-level exits. Represents clients in employment tribunals and restrictive covenant actions as well as aiding companies with employment training programmes. Regularly advises clients from the education and transport sectors.

Strengths A client enthuses: "Paris Smith provide a very first-class service. What you get from them is very practical and sound advice."

Another interviewee appreciates the lawyers' "excellent and pragmatic approach," also noting: "They share the same ethos as us as an organisation."

Work highlights Acted for Barfoots Cropping on a claim for alleged disability discrimination and whistle-blowing, with over £1 million sought in compensation.

Notable practitioners

Seasoned practitioner Clive Dobbin leads the firm's employment practice. He regularly advises on senior-level exits, contractual issues and TUPE matters. Clients highlight his "sensible and pragmatic approach," with one interviewee describing him as an "exceptional, top-notch employment lawyer."

David Roath is an experienced employment lawyer and mediator, acting for corporate clients as well as individuals and senior executives. A client praises him for his "technical knowledge, commercial awareness and professional service with prompt and appropriate information."