Withers LLP is renowned for its employment advice to senior professionals, including those working in media, technology and financial services. The team advises these clients on contract negotiations at the beginning of their employment, right through to exit negotiations. The lawyers at Withers are also highly capable when it comes to disputes resulting from breakdowns of those employment relationships. The team also works with employer clients, with a focus on mid-sized financial services groups and high-end brands. It also has notable expertise advising on regulatory employment matters.
"Withers' advice and support has been invaluable in navigating complex legal situations with a very pragmatic approach."
"In addition to their impressive legal knowledge, they also understand the commercial and reputational nuances that affect us and take this into consideration when providing their advice."
"Not only do they handle complex and sophisticated matters, they do it efficiently and in a way that is easy to understand. I dealt with different individuals on the team and was delighted with the levels of service and speed of response."
"The HR and employment advice has been superb. Their depth of knowledge, even in quite niche specialist areas, has been outstanding, and their advice has been leavened with sage experience and commercial practicality."
"Withers' service levels are high and they are extremely responsive."
Withers acted for the CEO of G4S in respect of the negotiation of a new contract following takeover of G4S by Allied Universal.
Claire Christy is co-head of the employment practice at Withers. She is distinguished by her wide-ranging practice as well as for her work with Italian-headquartered companies. "Claire is practical, patient, calm, focused, commercial and intellectually sharp.""She is very smart, very approachable, deeply compassionate and she writes and negotiates well. She is the lawyer you'd want to have."
Alexandra Thompson acts as a key resource to a number of organisations seeking guidance on general HR matters as well as employment grievances.