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Clive Howard

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Clive is an employment lawyer with Slater and Gordon in Lopndon, undertaking all types of employment and partnership law work.  Clive's particular expertise is in acting for individuals during contentious  exits, whistleblowing and discrimination claims.  Clive has handled very high profile cases which include acting for senior whistleblowers in the financial and public sector.  Discrimination cases include acting for seniour female executives and partners who have faced ongoing hostility as they seek to advance their careers after maternity leave periods.  A major part of Clive's work is acting for partners in profit share disputes or on moving between firms.  Clive also advises employees in the financial services sector facing compliance and disciplinary issues.  Clive has considerable experience of cases involving cross-border issues and has spoken at conferences worldwide on this topic.  


Trained at Gordon Dadds; qualified 1988; assistant solicitor Russell Jones & Walker 1989-94; principal lawyer 1994.


Employment Lawyers Association (also sits on editorial committee); Association of Partnership Practicioners, Industrial Law Society; Discrimination Law Association.


Kingston Grammar School; Worcester College, Oxford.


Family – married with two daughters, interests include playing tennis and golf, skiing and QPR.

London: Human resources

Employment: employees/unions

Within: Leading individuals

Clive Howard - Slater and Gordon

Within: Employment: employees/unions

At Slater and Gordon, national practice head Edward Cooper and his team handle a wide scope of employment matters for their clients, such as corporate advisory work for unions, conducting judicial reviews, handling discrimination claims and advising on pensions. Emma Hawksworth is skilled in handling complex equal pay work and providing GDPR-related advice. The wider team also includes Paula Chan, who is currently acting head of the department for London and advises on contentious and non-contentious employment law issues; Clive Howard, who advises on high-level exits and whistleblowing cases; and new partner Peter Daly, who joined from Bindmans LLP in May 2019.

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Employment: senior executives

Within: Employment: senior executives

Slater and Gordon's practice handles all employment-related matters including high-level terminations, breach of contract, bonus disputes, contract advice and reviews, team moves and high-value discrimination claims. The team has recently acted on a number of whistleblower claims involving major banks and global companies, and is increasingly representing NHS and private hospital staff in internal disciplinary proceedings. Paula Chan has been acting as head of the national employment practice, which includes Clive Howard as head of the partnership team, and Deborah Casale as acting head of the London employment team.

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