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UK London (Firms) Employment: Senior Executive

This section covers both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Its scope includes employment litigation related to sex, race and age discrimination, workforce redundancies and other employment issues arising from transactions, advice on the writing of policy handbooks and HR training. In London, firms are ranked in separate subtables covering work for Employers, Employees & Trade Unions, and Senior Executives.

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Band 1
  1. Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
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    Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Brahams Dutt Badrick French is a renowned boutique employment law firm that represents senior executives and individuals from financial service groups in all manner of disputes and issues. The firm also acts for doctors, lawyers and consultants. It has significant experience of handling high-profile cases, with expertise in restrictive covenants and severance issues as well as in relation to whistle-blowing and sex, disability and race-based discrimination claims.
  2. CM Murray LLP
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    CM Murray LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    CM Murray is a leading senior executives-focused firm, with notable expertise in whistle-blowing, discrimination claims, and restrictive covenants and their enforcement. The firm acts for clients from a range of sectors including technology and financial services. It also has expertise in dealing with cross-border employment law issues, drawing upon its extensive network of legal partners across Europe.
  3. Farrer & Co LLP
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    Farrer & Co LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Farrer & Co provides expert advice to employers from the financial, education and sports sectors. Also renowned for its work for senior executives, notably advising on severance negotiations and restrictive covenant-related matters. The firm regularly advises both sets of clients on discrimination, whistle-blowing and dismissal-related claims. It is a particularly strong practice for assisting organisations with the implementation of appropriate safeguarding policies. The firm's expertise extends to the employment implications of sensitive employment disputes and shareholder activism.
  4. Lewis Silkin
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    Lewis Silkin
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Lewis Silkin is recognised for its work for both employers and senior executives in the financial services, retail, advertising, technology and professional services sectors. The firm houses a deep bench of experienced practitioners who routinely act for clients on discrimination and restrictive covenant matters. The firm's recent work has included advising 'gig economy' employers on matters relating to worker status. It also offers a robust practice advising on the employment aspects of large corporate transactions, including those involving TUPE transfers or substantial international elements.
  5. Mishcon de Reya LLP
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    Mishcon de Reya LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Mishcon de Reya is a highly skilled team acting for both employers and senior executives across all aspects of employment law. The firm provides employers with day-to-day support as well as advice on complex litigation. It is particularly recognised for its work on senior exits. The firm is also regularly chosen to advise other law firms on internal employment issues. For the firm, other notable areas of work include equal pay and status for 'gig economy' workers. The team advises an impressive roster of clients from a diverse set of industries, including financial services, retail and media.
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    Withers LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    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.
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Band 2
  1. Doyle Clayton
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    Doyle Clayton
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Doyle Clayton is a specialist firm acting for employers and senior executives on a full range of issue relating to the workplace. The team is adept at advising senior employees on complex litigation, including that relating to restrictive covenants and injunctions. Its senior employee clientele includes legal professionals and C-suite executives. Its employer client base includes organisations operating in the insurance, retail and charities sectors, and it advises these groups on everything from employment litigation and internal investigations to business restructures and TUPE.
  2. Edwin Coe LLP
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    Edwin Coe LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Edwin Coe has a standout employment team known for its advice to senior employees, with a focus on contentious issues. It is noted for its handling of discrimination and whistle-blowing claims and for representing senior executives from the financial services and insurance sectors. It is also able to assist with non-contentious matters, including negotiated exits.
  3. Fox & Partners
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    Fox & Partners
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Fox & Partners is a boutique employment law firm offering expert advice to senior executives, with noted expertise when it comes to restrictive covenants and boardroom disputes. Its capabilities also extend to whistle-blowing and discrimination claims. The firm is regularly instructed by high-profile individuals from financial and professional services firms.
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    Fox Williams LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Fox Williams advises both City employers and senior executives across all manner of employment law, with a notable reputation for its work on severance negotiations and employment disputes. It has a strong history of representing individuals in cases of discrimination and whistle-blowing. The firm draws its clients from a range of sectors including financial services and insurance, where it demonstrates expertise in regulatory matters. It also advises public sector clients on TUPE matters.
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    Keystone Law
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Keystone Law harbours market-leading experts in employment law, with practitioners able to guide senior employees through the full range of matters that they face during their careers. The firm's board-level clients regularly seek advice on contentious discrimination and whistle-blowing claims as well as senior exits. Keystone's solicitors have notable expertise across the employment courts, from the Employment Tribunal to the High Court.
  6. Kingsley Napley LLP
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    Kingsley Napley LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Kingsley Napley advises both employers and employees on a wide range of employment work. The firm is adept at handling contentious issues for senior executives, with the team regularly advising on litigation in the High Court and Employment Tribunal. It is also notable for its disputes work for employers as well as for its work on internal investigations. The firm is regularly sought out by financial institutions and clients from the professional services. The firm has notable experience working on cross-border matters. It draws upon the wider expertise of the firm to advise on sensitive matters of fraud in the workplace.
  7. Winckworth Sherwood
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    Winckworth Sherwood
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Winckworth Sherwood is a well-regarded employment team that represents both senior executives and employers. The firm is respected for its work on a range of employment law matters, including whistle-blowing, discrimination, equal pay and dismissals. When advising senior employees, the team focuses its advice on clients from the professional and financial services sectors. It demonstrates experience acting in the Employment Tribunal and High Court.
  8. Bird & Bird
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Bates Wells
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    Bates Wells
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Bates Wells is renowned for its expert employment work for major charities and educational institutions. The team advises on the full gamut of employment law, with particular expertise in senior executive departures, acting for both third sector employers and senior individuals in these matters. Its executive client base includes professional and financial services employees.
  2. Bellevue Law
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    Bellevue Law
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Individuals employed in the financial services market and in corporate roles regularly seek Bellevue Law's advice on employment matters. The firm is a popular choice for executives seeking legal advice on exit negotiations. It is also noted for advising clients on unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
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    Cole Khan Solicitors LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Cole Khan Solicitors are a well-respected boutique with extensive experience handling high-profile litigation cases. They have notable strength representing individuals in Employment Tribunal claims in connection with claims of discrimination and breach of contract. They also offer strong capability in handling senior exits.
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    didlaw
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    didlaw's expert lawyers are able to assist senior executives and City lawyers in their employment claims. The firm stands out for its in-depth knowledge of discrimination cases, and within this area of specialism it has carved out a particular niche in disability discrimination. It is also able to advise employees on other contentious employment matters, including those involving bullying and harassment.
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    Harbottle & Lewis LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Harbottle & Lewis has a well-regarded practice that is recognised for advising senior employees across the media and entertainment, technology, fashion and retail sectors. The firm has significant experience handling discrimination, harassment and whistle-blowing claims. The lawyers regularly act on cases which are heard before the Employment Tribunal and the High Court.
  6. Leigh Day
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    Leigh Day
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Leigh Day is an impressive claimant firm able to assist employees at all levels of seniority. The firm has expertise in bringing claims against large corporates, with capabilities ranging from discrimination and harassment to whistle-blowing. It is also able to handle commercial employment matters such as negotiating post-termination agreements, including non-compete clauses.
  7. Rahman Lowe Solicitors
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  8. Worden Richmond
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
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    Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP frequently advises senior executive clients from a range of industries including finance, technology and professional services. The firm is sought out for its expert handling of exits, grievances, disciplinary processes and dismissals.
  2. Russell-Cooke
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    Russell-Cooke
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Russell-Cooke offers strong capabilities in acting for senior executives and directors from both the legal and financial service sectors. The firm is frequently sought out for advice on contentious matters, including claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle-blowing detriment.
  3. BDB Pitmans LLP
    Employment: Senior Executive
    UK 2023 | Band 4