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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

Slater and Gordon's 'great depth of knowledge and experience' makes it 'a pre-eminent firm on the claimant side', where it advises employees and trade unions including FDA, PCS and NASUWT. Key names include 'highly experienced' department head Edward Cooper, partnership team head Clive Howard and the 'incredibly intelligent' Emma Hawksworth; Cooper recently acted for an individual in a case arising from the high-profile Trojan Horse affair alleging the Islamification of schools in Birmingham, and Hawksworth represented a Muslim prison chaplain in an indirect discrimination claim relating to pay disparity between Muslim and Christian chaplains. Other work for Hawksworth includes acting for a claimant in a disability discrimination claim relating to her dismissal from her police officer role and representing HMRC employees in equal pay claims. Paul Daniels joined Keystone Law in 2018.

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Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Slater and Gordon 'excels in the senior executive space' as 'an outstanding firm with a combative and experienced team, which always gets the results its clients need'. The department is 'genuinely brilliant at litigation' with notable experience in whistleblowing and discrimination claims, high-level terminations, bonus disputes, team moves and professional discipline issues.  Deborah Casale represented an individual employed in Saudi Arabia in an unfair dismissal claim; she is particularly active in the financial services sector. Claire Dawson leads the national practice and has notable expertise acting for clients with disabilaties; other key names include partnership team head Clive Howard, Edward Cooper, Julie Morris and London group head Paula Chan, who is 'a rising star and definitely one to watch with superb judgment and a keen intelligence'.

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