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Thames Valley Employment
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Band 2

4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Our employment law team provides fast, proactive and practical legal support. Approachable and commercially aware, our specialists have in-depth experience of the issues faced by businesses when managing their staff.

We keep clients up to date with the raft of new employment law regulations, highlighting how these could impact on their overall strategy and safeguarding against the potentially huge costs of non-compliance.

Our employment solicitors cover the whole spectrum of employment law issues, including contentious and non contentious matters. We advise major companies through to smaller private and owner-managed businesses in a wide variety of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, recruitment, publishing, media, IT, hotels and leisure, manufacturing, retail and professional services. We also act for public companies, academic institutions and other not-for profit organisations.

Although we are experienced litigators, and frequently represent organisations at employment tribunals and in court, we also offer specialist employment law advice in resolving conflict through alternative dispute resolution. Our package of services to ensure optimum management of human resources includes ongoing support through in-house training, seminars, workshops, newsletters and e-bulletins.

Chambers Review

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Employment - Thames Valley
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Advises clients from a variety of different sectors including education, life sciences and healthcare. Regularly works for both employers and senior executives. Handles terms of appointment and severance arrangements for company directors. The team's wide-ranging experience includes advising on TUPE and restructuring matters. Also provides HR-related training and advice on business immigration.

Strengths

One client reports: "The team provides clear and concise advice and fast responses."

Another client states: "I would have no hesitation in recommending Penningtons Manches Cooper. The team enhances and quickly develops my own thinking in order to deliver a better final outcome."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of a housing association facing Employment Appeal Tribunal proceedings concerning allegations of disability discrimination.

Notable practitioners

Daff Richardson has a broad practice that spans both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. She demonstrates notable expertise in restructuring and redundancy matters. She also guides her clients through allegations of discrimination and unfair dismissal, including claims before the Employment Tribunal.
"Daff Richardson has a great understanding of the business and is able to come up with solutions that are best suited to us. She is very helpful, knowledgeable, experienced and also proactive in chasing for answers and updates."

Chris Syder is experienced in advising on TUPE transfer concerns including relocation and redundancy considerations. He also assists with a range of HR concerns such as complex grievances and settlement agreement negotiations. His practice further covers matters involving allegations of bullying and harassment in the workplace.
"He was fantastic - I can't praise him highly enough. He explained everything to me clearly and ensured that I was aware of the options at every step in the process."

Eugene Wojciechowski regularly handles TUPE-related concerns, including advising on the harmonisation of terms and conditions, relocation and redundancy questions. He frequently supports his clients through employment tribunal hearings involving whistle-blowing cases and human rights-related questions.
"Eugene Wojciechowski is an excellent lawyer who provides clear and concise advice."

Gemma Woodhouse is known for her expert guidance on settlement agreements for senior executives and a range of TUPE-related questions. She is experienced across a range of employment tribunal matters, notably allegations of discrimination or unfair dismissal and whistle-blowing litigation.
"Gemma is extremely responsive, very commercial and pragmatic. She challenges me to also view things differently if needed and always asks the right questions."

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