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At Appleby, the ‘very insightful’ Caren Pegg ‘provides clear advice and has a very commercial and pragmatic approach’. Pegg is representing whistleblower Lorna Taylor in an unfair dismissal case, and regularly acts for Microgaming in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters. Other clients include Lloyds Bank and the Isle of Man government. Associates Mark Emery and Rachel Berry are also recommended.

DQ’s employment practice is headed by ‘great strategist’ and senior associate Leanne McKeown, who is ‘commercially minded and adaptable to every situation’. McKeown is acting for Hewett Dental Practice in defence of a claim of unfair dismissal made by Loran Taylor, and is representing a claimant in a breach of contract case against Derwent Management that relates to a health insurance policy. The firm also provides regular advice to Standard Bank. Consultant Joanne Hill is also recommended. Walter Wannenburgh left in July 2015 to become Solicitor General.

Lawyers at M&P Legalprovide excellent service and respond promptly to queries’. Practice head John Aycock ‘provides wise and sound advice’ to employers and employees, and handles constructive dismissal claims and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Counsel Christopher Brooks appears regularly before the employment tribunal, and acts for Unite the Union.

At Simcocks, Irini Newby’s work included drafting employment contracts and termination agreements for a global corporate services provider and assisting an e-gaming company in two separate terminations. The firm also acts for employees. Associate Winston Taylor has considerable immigration law expertise.

At Cains, lawyer Richard Vanderplank and of counsel Katherine Sheerin advise high-profile clients on various employment matters, including senior hires and redundancies. Gillian Christian left the firm in January 2016 to join Keystone Law.

MannBenham Advocates Limited handles contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in the charity, aviation, housing and retail sectors. The firm regularly drafts contract and agreements and appears before the Employment Tribunal. Christopher Webb joined the firm in April 2015 after leaving Gough Law.

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