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At Newport-based Harding Evans LLP, team head Daniel Wilde has a good reputation for handling trade union and employee relation issues as part of a broad employment workload. The team regularly handles matters for local sporting teams including Newport County AFC and Gwent Dragons.

Led by Paul Shuttleworth, JCP Solicitors handles contentious and non-contentious work for employees and employers. The firm recently advised 115 members of the workforce of Pure Wafer on exit terms following the closure of a factory and ensuing large-scale redundancies.

Morgan LaRoche Limited handles contentious and non-contentious work for a primarily employer-focused client base. The team also often works alongside the corporate team to assist on employment issues such as TUPE which can arise as a result of asset and share purchases. Timothy Jones is the team head.

The ‘professional and friendly’ team at Red Kite Law LLP provides ‘an excellent service’ spanning the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues for clients throughout west Wales and beyond. Recently promoted team head Hannah Dahill has ‘strong all-round knowledge of employment law’ and Jo James is ‘excellent at dealing with difficult cases’.

Led by Aaron Hayward, Douglas-Jones Mercer handles standalone employment mandates in addition providing corporate support. Clients include Dawn Meats Group, Jones Brothers (Henllan) and LAS Waste Management.

GHP Legal recently successfully represented a whistle blower in employment tribunal proceedings, which involved a four-week hearing. Robert Williams handles employment disputes as part of his wider civil litigation practice.

Gabb and Co’s Sophie Williams advises local SMEs on employment issues.

At Harrisons Solicitors LLP managing partner Anne Smith provides contentious and non-contentious advice on employment matters, including post-termination covenants.

At Hutchinson Thomas, ‘knowledgeable and tenacious’ team head Simon Thomas recently represented 25 employees of a global automotive manufacturer in a group class action regarding their terms and conditions of employment following a transfer of undertaking process.

Established in January 2016 by Acuity Legal Limited’s former head of employment James Moss, Slate Legal advises employers and senior executives on contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

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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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