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Stephenson Harwood LLP

Employment

4 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acts for employers on all types of employment law matters. Extensive litigation experience, as well as knowledge of non-contentious issues, especially TUPE matters. Notable expertise in employment law issues arising in the rail industry. Capable of handling cross-border matters for clients from a range of industries, including the retail and hospitality sectors.

Strengths

Clients say: "On the employment law side they clearly excel. They understand the needs of the customer and produce very good outcomes."

Others highlight that the team "provides outstanding employment law services."

Sources appreciate that "its attorneys are sophisticated and practical; the employment team are fantastic in their precise advice."

Work highlights

Advised David Rubin & Partners, the administrators of Bolton Wanderers FC, on the exit of the manager and assistant manager from the club.

Notable practitioners

Anne Pritam undertakes a variety of work for employers of all sizes, regularly advising on matters including employment disputes. She routinely assists clients in the pharmaceutical and professional services sectors.
"She has deep and broad knowledge of the legal issues and is supremely responsive." "She has a towering intellect and sees both the detailed and high-level view of the case." "She is smart, has outstanding judgement, is totally responsive and knows employment law inside and out."

Kate Brearley draws upon a wealth of experience acting for employers across the full spectrum of employment matters. She offers particular expertise in restrictive covenants and cases involving sensitive regulatory issues.
"She is a very strong employment law practitioner; she's very detail-focused and has a very strategic approach." "She is extremely responsive, and her advice is both extremely thorough and commercially thoughtful."

Paul Reeves is adept at assisting employers and senior executives with the full spectrum of employment-related matters. He advises a broad client base of financial and retail sector clients.
"He's excellent; he responds promptly and enables us to make the most effective decisions possible for our business." "He has an extremely strong strategic mind."

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Overview

We are a full service, international employment practice of highly regarded employment law specialists. Our expertise and cross-industry experience enables us to deliver innovative solutions for our clients' needs.

We cover:

  • Civil litigation and team moves 
  • Employment Tribunal litigation 
  • Financial services regulatory advice 
  • Remuneration Code 
  • Sensitive internal investigations 
  • Restructurings and initial public offerings (IPOs) 
  • TUPE 
  • Transactional support 
  • Professional services clients 

Members

Catchpole, Mark (Head of Department)

Brearley, Kate

Ghani, Purvis

Pritam, Anne

Reeves, Paul

Employment Department

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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Department location

1 Finsbury Circus

London

Greater London

UK

EC2M 7SH

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London (Firms)

Employment: Employer


Anne Pritam
Band 3
Kate Brearley
Band 4
Paul Reeves
Band 3

Employment: Senior Executive


Paul Reeves
Band 4