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Birkett Long LLP’s full-service practice regularly acts for senior executives and employers. Martin Hopkins is well versed in the Employment Tribunal litigation and successfully defended Pinnacle Housing Limited against an alleged unfair dismissal and discrimination claim.

Kevin Palmer at Birketts LLP is adept at restructuring and TUPE issues as well as contentious work such as enforcement of restrictive covenants. The team has been assisting Milsom Hotels with collective redundancies at The Pier and Harbourside Restaurant and Hotel in Harwich.

At Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP, Beth Baird specialises in complex whistleblowing, discrimination and TUPE claims, with a particular focus on acting for senior executives in the investment banking sector. The team also assists employers with devising and implementing large-scale redundancy and restructuring programs.

Thompson Smith and Puxon’s practice assists employees as well as employers on a retainer and ad hoc basis. Richard Porter specialises in discrimination claims.

Palmers is led by associate Lara Murray and acts for employees on a range of unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

Polly Plant heads the team at Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP, which acts for employers and employees.

Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors’ ‘team of specialists’ includes the ‘efficient and knowledgeable’ Alex Pearce. It is noted for its ‘sound and practical advice’.

Robert Whitaker heads the team at Tees Law, which is well versed in managing TUPE actions as well as disability and dismissal claims for employers and employees.

At Wortley Byers LLPNick Hatchett, Wendy Beach and associate Sarah Stanyer assist predominantly employers on matters ranging from restructuring through to disciplinary proceedings.

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    I have been asked to cover the topic of Employment law within my half an hour speaking slot today. I have narrowed my subject down to Transfer of Undertakings and Discrimination, with the focus on providing an update on the recent spate of cases on service provision change and on the important developments in the law of age discrimination. Needless to say, in my presentation I shall not be able to cover the level of detail which is contained in my written paper, which I will leave you to read.
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