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Doyle Clayton

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Doyle Clayton is the UK’s largest and most successful specialist workplace law firm. It is a recognised market leaders for its work with both employers and individuals.
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Firm profile for UK 2022

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Contacts Head of Employment: Tina Wisener/Peter De Maria

Head of Immigration: Anita De Atouguia

Head of Pensions: Andrew Campbell

Head of Regulatory: Charles Herbert

Head of Corporate: Liz Barton

Head of Education: Simon Henthorn

Head of Employee Ownership Trusts: Garry Karch

THE FIRM Doyle Clayton is the UK’s largest and most successful specialist workplace law firm.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK 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
■ Hiring and employing overseas nationals, business visitors, investor visas and entrepreneur visas
■ Pensions: scheme funding, scheme liabilities, auto-enrolment and DB schemes
■ Regulatory disputes
■ Data protection
■ Education sector 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 Claytons 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 REACH 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.

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Employment: Employer
Band 4
Employment: Senior Executive
Band 2
Thames Valley

Employment
Band 1
UK-wide

Education: Individuals
Band 3

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Dan Begbie-Clench
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Katie Mahoney
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Peter De Maria
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Adam Murdoch
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James Anderson
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Tina WisenerEmployment
Peter De MariaEmployment: Senior Executive
Band 3
Simon HenthornEducation: Individuals
James AndersonEmployment
Band 4
Simon HenthornEducation: Institutions (Schools)
Anita de AtouguiaImmigration: Business
Band 5
Dan Begbie-ClenchEmployment: Employer
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Elizabeth TimminsEducation: Individuals
Adam MurdochEmployment
Katie MahoneyEmployment: Senior Executive
Naomi JamesonEmployment: Senior Executive
Malini SkandachanmugarasanImmigration: Personal

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