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Clients feel comfortable and confident’ at BPE Solicitors LLP, which acts for Omega Resource Group and Lifemarque. Practice head Lisa Gettins and Tim Gofton acted in several tribunals in 2015, while the practice experienced growth in non-contentious outsourcing and TUPE transfer work. Newly promoted senior associates Sarah Lee and Heyma Holmes are also recommended.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP’s Sarah Jane Brostoff experienced an uptick in work relating to business protection and enforcement of post-termination restrictions. Sotheby’s, THB Group and Stagecoach West are longstanding clients.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Matt Jenkin excels in complex restructurings and TUPE matters. Kristine Scott led on investigations into allegations of sexual harassment for educational clients. Barrister Jenny Jones heads the practice.

Stone King LLP is considered a leading figure in the education, charity and social enterprise sectors. The practice, which is made up of solicitors and HR consultants, is headed by Nick Watson and includes barrister Peter Woodhouse; they recently handled whistleblowing, equal pay tribunal claims and disciplinary investigations.

At Royds Withy King, department head Malcolm Gregory handles employee shareholder schemes, restructuring, pension cap applications and TUPE matters, while Richard White predominantly acts for employers and has strength in tribunal claims. Clients include PerkinElmer, Churchill Investments and Lorne Stewart.

Nick Rowe established Lodders Solicitors LLP’s employment practice in Cheltenham following his arrival from Maitland Walker LLP. He acts for businesses and employees in tribunal claims and High Court litigation.

Mogers Drewett LLP regularly assists the HR teams of employers and also provides HR advice to clients that do not have a separate HR function. Sean McDonough leads the practice, which acts for employers such as Premier Global and Julian Hodge Bank, as well as senior-level employees.

Willans LLP handles senior-level severances and other sensitive issues for charities. Practice head Matthew Clayton is ‘very easy to work with’. Non-contentious work includes restructuring and post-employment restrictions.

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