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Employment Department

North West
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What the team is known for Handles employment litigation and advisory work for several leading public and private sector clients. Extensive experience in employment tribunals, including cases before the higher courts. Notable expertise in transactional employment support and representing corporations and individuals at senior executive level. Also acts for clients in the higher education, healthcare and social housing sectors.

Strengths A client describes this as "a fantastic firm," and adds: "I have been impressed with the depth of their experience and services."

A client says: "The team is brilliant and takes a pragmatic approach."

Work highlights Advised on the exit of two high-ranking employees from a high-profile independent regulatory body, which involved atypical employment agreements conforming to the particular statutory framework governing the industry.

Notable practitioners

Mark Hatfield specialises in the health and education sectors, and more generally acts for employers in tightly regulated sectors. He is recommended above all for his case management and tribunal advocacy.