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Headed by Clare Gregory, DLA Piper UK LLP’s practice advises clients on international strategic campaigns involving trade unions and high-value tribunal litigation. Gregory led the team in assisting McKesson with all employment aspects regarding its €408m acquisition of the pharmaceutical distribution division of UDG Healthcare.

The practice at Nabarro LLP is led by Tracey Marsden, who specialises in trade union issues, redundancy programmes and TUPE issues. Marsden defended UK Coal in more than 70 unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claims.

HLW Keeble Hawson’s ‘excellent, pragmatic and business-focused’ department is headed by the ‘approachable’ Barry Warne, whose expertise includes TUPE, collective redundancy and unfair dismissal issues. The team acts for employers in the engineering and transport sectors, as well as clients in the professional services sectors.

Howells primarily advises claimants on discrimination matters. The team is led by Clare Fowler.

The ‘pragmatic and sensibleKirsty Ayre leads the group at Irwin Mitchell, which acts for employers in the manufacturing, education, retail, transport and financial services sectors. It has been advising easyJet on a number of tribunal claims.

Lupton Fawcett Denison Till’s department is headed by Andrew Gilchrist in Leeds. The Sheffield team includes Joan Pettingill, who has particular expertise in TUPE and restructuring issues.

At Taylor & Emmet LLP, practice head David Poddington specialises in tribunal claims and TUPE issues and ‘achieves excellent results’. Associate Tom Draper ‘provides accurate and helpful advice’.

Wake Smith Solicitors Limited’s ‘strong’ practice is led by Mark Serby, who acts for SMEs as well as senior employees leaving their current employment. Clients recommend the ‘exceptional’ Holly Dobson, who represents employers in discrimination claims in employment tribunal litigation. Glenn Jacques joined BRM Solicitors in 2015.

A ‘valuable asset’, MKB Solicitors LLP’s team is led by Simon Brian, who ‘provides simple and effective’ advice. The ‘attentive’ Ben McFeely is also recommended.

Taylor Bracewell’s ‘very professional’ group is headed by the ‘down-to-earth’ Sara Ellison. The team’s clients include individuals and charities.

Led by the ‘experienced’ Teresa Thomas, Wilkin Chapman LLP’s ‘dedicated’ team acts for a wide range of public and private sector clients.

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