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Doyle Clayton

UK Guide 2024

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(020) 7329 9090

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Firm Details:
Senior Partner:
Peter De Maria
Contacts:
Head of Employment:
Tina Wisener/Peter De Maria
Head of Immigration: Anita De Atouguia
Head of Pensions: Andrew Campbell
Head of Regulatory and Financial Services Disputes: Charles Herbert
Head of Corporate and Commercial: Liz Barton
Head of Education: Simon Henthorn
Head of Employee Ownership Trusts: Garry Karch
Number of partners: 17
Number of other fee earners: 54

Firm Overview:
Doyle Clayton is a specialist law firm based in London and Reading. The Firm offers legal and advisory support to clients on issues arising in the workplace.

Main Areas of Practice:
SPECIALIST AREAS INCLUDE:
■ Restructuring, re-organisations and outsourcing
■ Business protection: team moves and restrictions
■ Employment disputes: tribunals and appeals and High Court litigation
■ Executive and employee benefits and incentives
■ Board and shareholder disputes
■ LLP, partnership and hedge fund disputes
■ Business immigration: hiring and employing overseas nationals, business visitors, start up and innovator visas
■ Pensions: scheme funding, scheme liabilities, auto-enrolment and DB schemes
■ Regulatory and financial services disputes
■ Data protection
■ Education sector services
■ Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) services

OTHER SERVICES INCLUDE:
Workplace corporate support (company secretarial services and notarial services and legalisation).

CLIENTS:
Doyle Clayton’s client base is particularly broad and includes organisations ranging from multinationals to successful UK businesses and start-ups as well as NPO’s (including educational institutions), along with senior executives and other individuals. The result is a unique insight into the broad people and connected issues that organisations regularly encounter which many law firms working solely for employees do not have experience of. It also enables individuals to be advised more effectively and strategically than firms not regularly working with employers.

SECTOR EXPERTISE:
For clients, using advisers with first hand, practical experience of their industry provides real advantages. Many of Doyle Clayton's lawyers and consultants have worked in-house in the industries they now advise, giving them in-depth and specialist insight. Sectors the firm is currently helping clients in include - financial services, insurance, professional services, engineering and manufacturing, retail, hospitality and leisure, built environment, technology, media, fashion, life sciences and healthcare, energy and natural resources, transport and logistics, as well as education and not for profit.

International Work:
Much of the firm’s work has an international element. This is serviced through ELLINT (Employment and Labor Lawyers International) the organisation of specialist employment law firms, as well as Doyle Clayton’s network of other global employment and related specialist law firms and advisers. Established relationships also exist with leading inward investment agencies with foreign businesses frequently helped to set up and expand in the UK and beyond into Europe.

In the last 12 months the countries work has originated from include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and USA.

WHAT OTHER SAY ABOUT DOYLE CLAYTON:
The firm is regularly quoted as a market leader and one of the UK’s go to specialist UK law firms. Research conducted by Chambers UK said, “They provide a high level of service, but don’t charge the earth. They are a great choice for any client looking for stellar service, but without the price tag of larger City firms.”

RECRUITMENT - PEOPLE:
Unlike many other law firms, Doyle Clayton rarely has trainees choosing to recruit the best and most talented lawyers and advisers from leading UK and international law firms as well as from PLC’s and other businesses. Recent hires have come from Slaughter and May, Herbert Smith, Mayer Brown, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Lewis Silkin, Linklaters, DLA Piper and Ashurst, and organisations including McGraw-Hill, Odgers Berndtson, Barclays, and The Bank of England. The policy of hiring the best advisers from the best known law firms and businesses and encouraging them to succeed in Doyle Clayton’s highly entrepreneurial firm will continue. Clients are always advised by an expert.

Offices:
London (City)
One Crown Court
Cheapside
London
EC2V 6LR
Phone:+44 (0)20 7329 9090
[email protected]

London (Canary Wharf)
Level 9
One Canada Square
London
E14 5AA
Phone: +44 (0)20 7042 7200
[email protected]

London (Mayfair)
23-24 Berkeley Square
London
W1J 6HE
Phone: +44 (0)20 3696 7171
[email protected]

Reading
Apex Plaza
Forbury Road Reading
RG1 1AX
Phone: +44 (0)118 959 6839
[email protected]

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London (Firms)
Employment: Employee & Trade Union
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Robert Maddox
Robert Maddox
Associates to watch
Employment: Employer
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Employment: Employer
4
Employment: Employer
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Dan Begbie-Clench
5
Dan Begbie-Clench
5
Band 5
Rose Smith
Associates to watch
Employment: Employer: High Court Litigation
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Peter De Maria
Peter De Maria
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Employment: Senior Executive
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Employment: Senior Executive
2
Employment: Senior Executive
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Peter De Maria
1
Peter De Maria
1
Band 1
Robert Maddox
Robert Maddox
Star Associates
Thames Valley
Employment
1 Department
6 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Employment
1
Employment
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Tina Wisener
1
Tina Wisener
Head of Employment
1
Band 1
James Anderson
2
James Anderson
2
Band 2
Adam Murdoch
Adam Murdoch
Associates to watch
Kate Kapp
Kate Kapp
Associates to watch
Mike Hibberd
Associates to watch
Paul Hayward
Associates to watch
UK-wide
Education: Individuals
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Education: Individuals
3
Education: Individuals
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Simon Henthorn
3
Simon Henthorn
Head of Education: Individuals
3
Band 3
Education: Institutions (Schools)
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Simon Henthorn
3
Simon Henthorn
3
Band 3
Immigration: Business
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Immigration: Business
4
Immigration: Business
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Anita de Atouguia
2
Anita de Atouguia
2
Band 2
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