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Rahman Lowe Solicitors is a niche employment and discrimination firm based in Canary Wharf, London. Its lawyers provide high-quality, bespoke employment law advice to senior executives and employers.

The firm: Founded by employment and discrimination law specialist Jahad Rahman, Rahman Lowe Solicitors strives to set itself apart from other City and niche employment law firms by offering a partner-led service. Clients benefit from their lawyers’ experience in all aspects of employment law, and it is the firm’s aim to work in partnership with clients and build long-term, trusted relationships.

Rahman Lowe Solicitors has a varied and prestigious client base, and demonstrates expertise in advising global luxury brands, such as Vivienne Westwood Limited, along with an ability to engage with international companies that have a presence in the UK. The team delivers pragmatic solutions and has a wealth of experience in advising employers and senior executives from a wide range of sectors, including financial institutions and professional service firms, in complex disputes. An innovative and results-driven firm, Rahman Lowe has successfully fought disputes against magic circle firms.

The expertise offered by the firm’s lawyers, and the range of work they undertake, is expansive and the team regularly deal with high-value projects, collective employment law issues, large-scale redundancies and group litigation. Clients praise the firm for ‘explaining complex legal issues in simple terms’, its ‘unstuffy approach’ and for its commitment to providing a personal service. The lawyers at Rahman Lowe are committed to ensuring that their legal advice exceeds their clients’ expectations and commercial objectives.

Types of work undertaken: The firm advises multinational corporations, SMEs, financial institutions, charities and educational establishments on a broad range of employment matters, including complex discrimination, collective employment law issues, TUPE transfers, whistleblowing complaints, grievances, performance management issues, changes to terms and conditions of employment, bonus disputes and representation at Employment Tribunal hearings.

The firm continues to expand its corporate client base and is committed to helping clients manage their exposure to risk from a HR perspective. The team at Rahman Lowe provides strategic advice on redundancies. The firm also drafts contracts, directors’ service agreements, handbooks and bonus schemes for employers.

Rahman Lowe’s lawyers regularly provide bespoke training for the CIPD and Lexis Nexis.

Senior executives and employees: Rahman Lowe Solicitors regularly represents senior individuals and employees from a wide range of sectors, in particular the financial services, professional services, retail, recruitment and technology sectors. It has significant expertise in advising senior executives, including managing directors, executive directors, vice presidents, analysts and traders of investment banks and principals of hedge funds on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters.

The advice given to professionals ranges from complex employment law issues, including whistleblowing, TUPE, equal pay and discrimination claims, to redundancy, unfair dismissal, restrictive covenants and high-value bonus disputes. The firm also advises individual clients on the terms and effects of settlement agreements, contract negotiations, post-termination restrictions, share options, long-term incentive plans, pensions and employment-related FCA regulatory disputes.

The firm has been involved in high-profile work and negotiates high-value exit packages. Rahman Lowe’s specialist employment lawyers have negotiated bespoke terms of departure, including enhanced payments, announcements and the payment of legal fees.

The firm has successfully pursued complex Employment Tribunal claims against global financial institutions and its experience of advising companies in financial sectors provides invaluable insights.

The firm has a track record of success in representing senior executives and employees in the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court.

Breakdown of work    % Employment    100

Number of UK partners 2

Number of other UK fee-earners 2

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