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UK Thames Valley Employment

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. Doyle Clayton
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    Doyle Clayton
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Doyle Clayton provides outstanding service to both employers and individuals across the full spectrum of employment law. The firm is noted for its work on employment litigation, with recent work including advice on whistle-blowing claims. The firm is adept at advising on data protection matters, redundancies and reorganisations, along with business sales and acquisitions. The firm is also able to assist with areas including benefits schemes, restrictive covenants and employment status matters. The firm has specialist expertise representing clients in the finance and insurance industries.
  2. Lewis Silkin
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    Lewis Silkin
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Lewis Silkin has a well-regarded employment practice noted for its representation of high-profile clients from a broad selection of industries, including technology and financial services. It offers clients additional support through HR Director discussion events, annual employment law conferences and forums. Lewis Silkin's specialist areas of focus also include gender pay gap reporting, workplace data protection and boardroom issues. Able to assist clients with transactional matters such as the employment aspects of M&A activity.
  3. Shoosmiths LLP
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    Shoosmiths LLP
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Shoosmiths is adept at handling the full range of employment law matters, with regular work on tribunal and High Court litigation, as well as general advisory and complex reorganisation matters. The firm stands out for its skill in representing large corporate clients from the technology and retail sectors. Shoosmiths also work with third-sector groups and higher education institutions. The firm's other areas of expertise include industrial relations.
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Band 2
  1. B P Collins LLP
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    B P Collins LLP
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    B P Collins is a well-regarded team providing a full service to large corporates on a wide spectrum of employment matters across a range of sectors, including technology, pharmaceuticals, waste management and construction. B P Collins's areas of expertise include whistle-blowing, discrimination, corporate support and TUPE transfers. The firm is capable of delivering comprehensive in-house training to clients. Also advises senior executives.
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    Blake Morgan
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Blake Morgan advises large-scale corporate employers in the Thames Valley across diverse sectors including charities, technology and education. Blake Morgan assists clients with contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, including contracts of employment, GDPR, redundancies and whistle-blowing. The firm regularly supports clients on TUPE exercises and reorganisations.
  3. Boyes Turner
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    Boyes Turner
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Boyes Turner advises on a variety of employment matters, including court and tribunal advocacy, as well as day-to-day issues. The firm offers clients additional services such as an online employment law shop and workplace mediation programme. It represents well-known names from the technology, retail and automotive sectors, including large international companies as well as local businesses.
  4. Clarkslegal LLP
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    Clarkslegal LLP
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Clarkslegal advises on the full range of issues affecting employers and employees, with notable strength in restructures, TUPE transfers and senior executive matters. It also handles large-scale litigation, tribunals and problems with regard to industrial relations. The team acts for a range of clients from small businesses to large employers in the automotive, technology, pharmaceutical and gambling sectors.
  5. IBB Law
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    IBB Law
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    IBB Law is experienced in handling the full range of matters for an extensive client base from a range of industries including manufacturing, education, technology and charities. IBB Law is particularly adept at handling large-scale and sometimes cross-border projects, with additional capability in TUPE issues, restrictive covenants and employment tribunal claims.
  6. 2
    Osborne Clarke LLP
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Osborne Clarke has a strong team with domestic and international capabilities. The team is known for its focus on advising employers in the technology sector, many of which are headquartered in the USA, and its regular handling of high-value employment litigation claims. Osborne Clarke also assists clients with business change including TUPE transfers and redundancy programmes.
  7. Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
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    Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Penningtons Manches Cooper advises clients from a variety of different sectors including education, life sciences and healthcare. The team regularly works for both employers and senior executives, handling matters such as terms of appointment and severance arrangements for company directors. Penningtons' team has wide-ranging experience including advising on TUPE and restructuring matters. The firm also provides HR-related training and advice on business immigration.
  8. CMS
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Blandy & Blandy
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    Blandy & Blandy
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Blandy & Blandy has a well-established practice known for representing employers, including large private companies, SMEs and charities, as well as senior employees. The firm advises on the full span of employment law, including TUPE transfers, pay and conditions, business immigration and contentious matters of all stripes.
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    Crossland Employment Solicitors
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Crossland Employment Solicitors is a boutique employment firm that works with clients that range from SMEs to large plcs, on the full span of employment issues. The firm has niche expertise with regard to trade associations and is recommended above all for contentious matters.
  3. Dentons
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    Dentons
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Dentons' Thames Valley employment team is based in the firm's Milton Keynes office. It is an employer-focused practice that works with large and sophisticated employers in sectors including retail, distribution, transport and banking. The team handles matters across the full spectrum of employment law, from TUPE and restructures to defending discrimination and unfair dismissal claims in employment tribunals.
  4. Cater Leydon Millard Limited
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  5. MPM Legal
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Debenhams Ottaway
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    Debenhams Ottaway
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Debenhams Ottaway's employment team is based in the firm's St Albans office. It advises employers ranging from large corporates through to SMEs, as well as employees. The team advises both on everything from day-to-day employment issues to corporate support and employment disputes.
  2. Field Seymour Parkes
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    Field Seymour Parkes
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Field Seymour Parkes advises clients on a full range of employment matters, with regular work on both contentious and non-contentious mandates. The group advises on everything from contracts to acquisitions and redundancies. It represents a broad client base, including large employers in the logistics, manufacturing and automotive sectors. Field Seymour Parkes offers additional services such as HR updates and briefings.
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    SA Law
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    SA Law provides employers with expertise across the full range of matters including large-scale redundancy and restructuring, TUPE transfers, negotiating exits and conducting litigation. The firm draws its clients from sectors including charities, retail and education.
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    Sherrards Solicitors
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Sherrards' employment team is based in St Albans and provides advice to clients across a spread of industries including retail, hospitality and finance. It offers guidance on a range of employment matters including claims of unfair dismissal, sex and disability discrimination and breach of contract. Additionally adept at providing legal and HR support and training to clients.
  5. BDB Pitmans LLP
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  6. Draper Lang LLP
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  7. Julian Taylor Solicitors
    Employment
    UK 2023 | Band 4