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Blake Morgan LLP defended HCL Insurance BPO Services against several age discrimination claims, and regularly assists RNLI and Costa Coffee on a range of employment matters. The ‘masterlyMax Craft heads the practice, which includes Sarah Peacock (who ‘provides sensible advice’) and the ‘helpful and commercialTim Forer.

Christina Tolvas-Vincent leads the practice at Bond Dickinson LLP and is noted for her ‘sound commercial legal advice’. She led the advice to Hill’s Pet Nutrition on its headquarters move, which involved relocation policy issues. Jon Hales and managing associate Dan Fawcett are also recommended.

Paris Smith LLP acted for several senior executive clients in management restructuring issues, and acted in a case before the Employment Tribunal concerning whether TUPE applied to the transfer of an MoD contract. Clive Dobbin leads the team, which includes the ‘pragmatic’ David Roath.

Dorlee Monschau leads the six-lawyer team at Coffin Mew LLP, which reviewed Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare’s employment handbook.Associate Holly Cudbill ‘understands clients’ needs’. Darren Tibble left to join DC Employment Solicitors.

Penningtons Manches LLP’s team regularly handles discrimination claims and director exits. Clients include BBC Worldwide and Wellington College. David Bickford heads the practice, which includes newly promoted partner Gemma Woodhouse.

At Shoosmiths LLP practice head Stuart Lawrenson advises on Employment Tribunal matters for clients including Phase Eight and Brightside Group.

The ‘very good’ team at Trethowans LLP is led by the ‘concise and risk-focusedSimon Rhodes, who was joined by Kathryn Casey-Evans from Paris Smith LLP, offsetting the departure of Jon Loney to Nash & Co. Clients include Bacardi-Martini and Autism Hampshire.

Marc Long leads the practice at Clarke Willmott LLP and ‘provides exceptional service’ to clients including Orvis Company and Organix Brands. Associate Zena Westerman is also recommended.

DC Employment Solicitors is noted for its ‘superb advice’ on cross-border employment issues, including TUPE transfers. Darren Tibble is recommended along with ‘sound, experienced lawyers’ Daryl Cowan and Laurence Dunn.

Simon Fenton is the key figure at Irwin Mitchell following its merger with Thomas Eggar LLP. Clients have included Kenwood and Sightsavers.

Katherine Maxwell leads the team at Moore Blatch LLP and provides ‘commercial, pragmatic advice delivered on a timely basis’. Naomi Greenwood is also recommended.

At Pitmans LLP, practice head Jonathan Gray defended Ideal Leisure in an unfair dismissal and discrimination claim. Other clients include Frazer Nash Research.

Phillips Solicitors recently handled unfair dismissal claims, contractual agreements and outsourcing work for private and commercial clients. Gillian Brown is a key contact.

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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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