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Ben Daniel

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Weightmans LLP

Work Department



Employment, pensions and immigration.

Yorkshire and the Humber


Within: Transport

The transport practice at Weightmans is experienced in handling matters within the rail, bus, coach and road transport sectors, its capabilities span from regulatory advice to handling a range of contentious matters. The team successfully defended Hoyer Petrolog UK in an employment tribunal claim for alleged discrimination. It was also instructed by West Midlands Trains to provide strategic advice in connection with the West Midlands rail franchise being awarded to the client. In another of the team's work highlights it represented National Express on the divestiture of part of its coach division operations at Heathrow Airport. This included advice relating to TUPE and industrial relations management advice. The team is jointly led from the Leeds office by consultant Gary Hodgson and employment specialist Ben Daniel. Hodgson advises on all road regulatory matters in addition to representing clients at hearings, inquests and tribunals. Other clients within this sector include First Group (UK) and Arriva Transport Solutions.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Ben Daniel heads up Weightmans' national employment, pensions and immigration practice, which acts for clients in the transport and logistics sector. The group successfully defended Hoyer Petrolog UK in multi-day employment tribunal proceedings relating to alleged discrimination, achieving dismissal of all claims. In another highlight, it advised National Express on divestiture of part of its operations, which included a complex TUPE transfer. The group also has a significant presence in the healthcare sector with clients including Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, North Cumbria University Hospital and Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

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